Sales Tax


State’s Alcohol Tax To Be Lifted Sunday

Massachusetts’ 6.25 percent tax on alcohol sales will be lifted on Sunday.


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Curious About Revenue From Sales Tax, Alcohol Tax

It has been nearly eight months since the state made a move to bring in more money by raising the sales tax from 5 percent to 6.25 percent and…


Poll: Voters split on sales tax cut

A Boston Globe Poll finds a deep divison among voters on Question 3 of the November ballot, which calls for a rollback of the s state sales tax from 6.25% to 3 %. 46 % […]


MA fiscal watchdog warns against sales tax cut

A fiscal watchdog group says that if voters support a ballot question to reduce Massachusetts’ sales tax from 6.25 percent to 3 percent, a wide swath of state programs will see cuts of almost 30 […]


Patrick won't commit to sales tax rollback

Gov. Deval Patrick won’t commit to implementing a proposal to reduce the state’s sales tax from 6.25 percent to 3 percent even if voters approve it through a ballot question this fall.


Ready for a weekend shopping spree?

Massachusetts shoppers will get a break from the sales tax this weekend.


Kerry to pay yacht taxes

Senator John Kerry may have to pay close to half a million dollars in Massachusetts taxes on his new yacht.


Sales tax question appears headed to MA ballot

A proposal to cut the Massachusetts sales tax rate by more than half appears headed for the November ballot. Supporters of the question delivered nearly 14,000 signatures to the secretary of state’s office on Wednesday […]