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Sales tax holiday in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts lawmakers waited until the end of July to finalize the Bay State’s 2015 tax holiday. With that work finally done, shoppers will get a break on sales taxes just as they did last year. See below for the tax holiday dates, tax-exempt items and notable rules and exceptions. Limits shown reflect cost per item.

Sales tax holiday in Massachusetts

Tax holiday dates Aug. 15-16
Tax-exemption items and price limits Most personal property costing $2,500 or less
Notable holiday rules, exceptions Items exceeding the price limit are fully taxable, as are automobiles and certain other items.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Revenue