Massachusetts sales tax holiday coming this weekend
Written by B87FM on August 9, 2023
BOSTON – The annual Massachusetts sales tax holiday is coming this weekend.
Lawmakers have set August 12 and 13 as the legally required tax-free weekend for 2023.
Most items under $2,500 bought on those days will be exempt from the 6.25% sales tax. The holiday weekend was made permanent in 2018 in an effort to boost small business around the state by getting people out to shop.
Sales tax will still apply for anyone going out to eat at a restaurant. The same goes for buying a car or boat, regardless of price. There will also still be taxes in place for alcohol and marijuana sales.
Here’s a list of what doesn’t qualify:
- Motor vehicles
- Telecommunications services
- Tobacco products
- Marijuana or marijuana products
- Alcoholic beverages, and
- Any single item whose price is more than $2,500.
For more information, visit the state’s website.