Massachusetts shoppers will get a break from the sales tax this weekend.READ MORE: Foxboro Barber Shaves His Head In Support Of Woman With Stage 4 Breast Cancer
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The state is suspending the 6.25% sales tax on consumer items under $2500 for the weekend of August 14 – 15. Exceptions include cars, motorboats, meals, telecommunications services, gas, electricity and cigarettes.MORE NEWS: 2 Hanover Street Banks Robbed Within 10-Minute Timeframe
A number of retailers will also be offering sales and discounts to attract more customers. Some malls will also offer extended hours.