What is the MA Sales Tax Holiday Weekend?

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The Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday is a state offered tax-free period. During a specific time each year in Massachusetts, eligible retail products are exempt from the regular 6.25% sales tax. This year, the MA sales tax holiday falls on August 20-21, 2016.

What do I need to know about the MA tax holiday?

The MA tax holiday allows for the tax-free purchase of merchandise and retail items for the entire weekend. As long as no individual item exceeds $2,500, you can enjoy tax-free shopping throughout the state of Massachusetts.

What is excluded from the MA tax holiday?

  • Telecommunications
  • Tobacco products
  • Gas
  • Steam
  • Electricity
  • Motor vehicles
  • Motorboats
  • Meals

Tax-free shopping will not apply to items that are placed on layaway or ordered during the tax holiday. Only items of tangible personal property are eligible, and they must be acquired within the allotted time period of Saturday, August 20th-Sunday, August 21st. So mark your calendars!

At TSNLH, we proudly serve New Hampshire and our neighbors in Massachusetts. We’re here to provide you with timely information that can benefit your financial planning. Contact us today with your tax and accounting problems, or for more details about the MA sales tax holiday weekend.