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Sales Tax Holiday Underway In Massachusetts

Shoppers across the Bay State packed stores beginning Saturday, as the Sales-Tax Holiday weekend was underway.

08/13/2011

Consumers Gear Up For Sales Tax Holiday

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.

08/12/2011

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Haverhill Police Crack Down On Drivers Avoiding Sales Tax On Cars

Haverhill police are cracking down on drivers, who head to New Hampshire, to avoid paying the sales tax on their cars.

08/08/2011

Mass. Sales Tax Holiday This Year ‘Mostly A Consensus’ Among Officials

Shoppers could be enjoying another Massachusetts sales tax holiday this summer.

07/25/2011

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Mass. Lawmakers To Hold Hearing On Tax Bills

Taxes are on the table again this week on Beacon Hill.

05/08/2011

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Local Retailers Push For Online Sales Tax

On Thursday, Massachusetts retailers were expected to be on Beacon Hill pushing a bill that adds the state’s sales tax onto online purchases.

04/06/2011

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Curious About Getting Sales Tax Back

I returned something to Home Depot without a sales receipt for a store credit and they said they couldn’t return the sales tax. Why is that? The state is getting double sales tax. – Marylee, Southbridge

WBZ-TV–03/30/2011

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Curious About Tax on Water?

Recently I was charged sales tax for a bottle of water at Logan Airport. When I stated there is no sales tax in Mass. on water I was told “but there is one here at the airport!” – Marcia, Methuen

WBZ-TV–02/07/2011

Lawmakers Propose Meals Tax Holiday

Legislation filed on Beacon Hill would suspend for one week the state’s 6.25 percent tax on food purchased at restaurants in Massachusetts.

02/05/2011

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$9 Million Spent On Ballot 2010 Questions

Unions, industry-backed organizations and other advocacy groups spent more than $9 million trying to sway voters on the state’s three ballot questions last year. The total falls short of the record $16.1 million set in 1992 when four questions were decided.

01/15/2011

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