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Massachusetts Tax-Free Weekend: Tips for Shopping and Saving

With only a month left before students head back to school, it’s time to get shopping! Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday weekend is scheduled for August 11-12, 2018. This is a great time to take advantage of back to school shopping deals for Massachusetts residents. 

This will be the first tax-free weekend since 2015. The Senate approved an amendment in an economic development bill, on July 25, 2018, establishing a sales tax holiday. The House already agreed to hold a tax-free weekend when it passed its own version of the economic development bill earlier in July. However, these two bills need to be integrated and a final version passed and signed into law before the tax free weekend can be set in stone.

Currently Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont do not have a tax-free weekend scheduled for 2018.

If you’re planning on shopping during a tax-free weekend, BBB has back to school tips to tackle your list. If shopping for new supplies isn’t the plan, take advantage of local opportunities to help cut costs.

By Shannon Boyle on 08/01/2018

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