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Get Ready Shoppers! Massachusetts’ 2023 Sales Tax Holiday is approaching: Here Are Tax-Exempted Items

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Massachusetts' 2023 Sales Tax Holiday. (Photo: Reader's Digest)

Massachusetts’ 2023 Sales Tax Holiday. (Photo: Delta plex News))

Back-to-class shopping is considered one of the most anticipated events of the year. In fact, according to research conducted by National Retail Federation, back-to-school and back-to-college American consumers preferred discount stores as one of their top destinations.  

Massachusetts’ 2023 Sales Tax Holiday  

A sales tax holiday is simply a tax break, often over the weekend, during which a state will waive or lower the amount of sales tax that must be paid on specific purchases.   

Now, here’s the catch: Massachusetts is one of those states that will administer a sales tax holiday, allowing customers to buy various items without paying the standard 6.25% sales tax. This sales tax holiday will be available on Saturday, August 12, and Sunday, August 13, WCVB5 reads.

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Massachusetts’ 2023 Sales Tax Holiday Exempted Items  

However, take note that the sales tax holiday only covers items that will be bought for personal uses and not for businesses. Moreover, items shall not be more than $2,500 in value. Layaway sales are also excluded.  

The following items are also not covered under the sales tax holiday, per the published report of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue:  

  • Meals  
  • Motor vehicles  
  • Motorboats  
  • Telecommunications services  
  • Gas  
  • Steam  
  • Electricity 
  • Tobacco products  
  • Marijuana or marijuana products  
  • Alcoholic beverages, and  
  • Any single item whose price is more than $2,500. 

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