Mark your calendars for Sales Tax Holiday

If you live in New England, you’re probably familiar with the Sales Tax Holiday.  It’s a time when a state waives the normal sales tax on certain items.

Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday

Historically, the Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday occurs in August.  This year, the dates are:

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019

According to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, the 6.25% sales tax will be waived on items $2,500 and under.  This includes items purchased on the internet.  However, Motor vehicles, motorboats, meals, telecommunications services, gas, steam, electricity, tobacco products are excluded from this sale.

Special note: Articles of clothing which cost $175 and under are not taxed during the year.  So if you miss the tax-free weekend, don’t worry.  Clothing under $175 are never taxed in Massachusetts.

For specific details visit: Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday

Connecticut Sales Tax Holiday

Similarly, the state of Connecticut also offers a sales tax holiday.  This occurs for one week during the month of August.  This year, the dates are:

Sunday, August 18, 2019 through Saturday August 24, 2019

According to the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, the 6.35% sales tax will be waived on clothing and shoes costing less than $100.

For specific details, including a chart of items included and excluded, visit: CT Sales Tax Free Week

Happy Shopping!