July 22, 2024

Massachusetts Legislature Approves August 10-11 Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

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Boston — Dean of the Massachusetts Senate Marc R. Pacheco (D-Taunton) announces that the Massachusetts Legislature approved August 10 and August 11 as a sales tax holiday weekend for Massachusetts. On those days, the Massachusetts sales tax of 6.25% will be suspended for most items that retail for less than $2,500.

“The annual sales tax holiday not only presents savings for consumers, but also spurs economic activity for the Commonwealth's small businesses,” said Senator Pacheco.

The holiday will not apply to the purchase of items like motorized vehicles and boats, along with products that don’t normally fall under Massachusetts sales tax, such as meals, alcoholic beverages, and marijuana products.

The holiday welcomes Massachusetts residents to visit retailers and small businesses around the state. A spike in consumer activity routinely boosts indirect tax revenues. According to the Department of Revenue, during the 2023 sales tax holiday, indirect tax revenues due to increased economic activity were approximately $3.54 million.

Having previously passed the House, the bill will now go to Governor Maura Healey’s desk for her signature.

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