The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has established August 11-12, 2012 as a Sales Tax Holiday Weekend.
What exactly does that mean? It means that shoppers will not pay state sales tax on retail items priced at $2,500 or less for two consecutive days. Once again in 2012, there will be no sales tax on alcohol during the tax holiday weekend.
Are there any exclusions? Yes. The following items do not qualify for the sales tax holiday exemption and remain subject to tax: motor vehicles, motorboats, meals, telecommunications services, gas, steam, electricity, tobacco products, layaway items and any single item priced at more than $2,500.