Massachusetts sales-tax holiday

New England News
10:10 pm
Sat August 16, 2014

Sales Tax-Free Week Coming To Connecticut

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While Massachusetts shoppers are enjoying a tax free weekend, people heading to stores in Connecticut will soon enjoy a weeklong reprieve from the state sale taxes.

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New England News
12:25 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Massachusetts Gives Shoppers Another Sales Tax-free Weekend

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Shoppers in Massachusetts can look forward to a sales tax holiday later this month. The Massachusetts legislature in the closing minutes of the legislative session last week set the sales tax-free shopping days for August 16 and 17.

The sales tax holiday was included in a comprehensive economic development bill that contains dozens of programs and incentives designed to create jobs. State  Senator Gale Candaras  of  Wilbraham, who helped write the bill, acknowledges there is scant evidence the sales tax holiday does much to grow the Massachusetts economy.

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New England News
7:16 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Gov. Patrick: I Expect To OK Tax-Free Weekend

Credit Dwight Sipler

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says he expects to sign off on another summer tax-free weekend.

House lawmakers are planning to take up a bill this week to create the sales tax holiday. The Senate is also expected to follow suit.

Patrick said that like last year the state will have to come up with a way to offset the lost revenue, which has averaged about $20 million in past years.

Under the legislation, the sales tax holiday would be scheduled for Aug. 10 and 11 and will apply to retail sales excluding any single item priced higher than $2,500.

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