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

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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.

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A number of retailers will also be offering sales and discounts to attract more customers. Some malls will also offer extended hours.