The days of tax-free purchases on Amazon.com are over for Massachusetts residents.
Starting today, the convenience of online shopping will come with a higher cost. Massachusetts will now apply a 6.25% sales tax to all purchases made from Amazon.
Amazon is going to start paying sales tax in Mass. Congratulations are in order, I guess.
Online retailer Amazon.com has agreed to begin collecting sales tax in Massachusetts starting next fall, Governor Patrick’s office announced on Tuesday.
A Massachusetts coalition of small businesses, elected officials and labor unions has called on the state to force online giant Amazon.com Inc. to collect sales tax on purchases. The Massachusetts Main Street Fairness Coalition penned a letter to Amy Pitter, the state’s Department of Revenue Commissioner, demanding action in correcting what they say is a “disparity in state sales tax collection.”
Gov. Deval Patrick will propose hiking the Massachusetts cigarette tax by 50 cents per pack as part of a plan to raise $260 million in new revenues for the state budget, the administration said Friday.
Does the state have the right to charge me for something I did not pay for? You are being taxed at a rate of 6.25% for something you did not actually pay. Julie, Waltham
Consumers are taking advantage of the tax-free holiday weekend, but they are also being very careful how they spend.
Shoppers across the Bay State packed stores beginning Saturday, as the Sales-Tax Holiday weekend was underway.
This weekend, the 6.25% tax on items $2500 or less will be waived. It made Friday night at many area malls a preview night.