Massachusetts is coming to this weekend's sales tax holiday party, along with Georgia, Texas and Maryland
Massachusetts never RSVPs to the sales tax holiday party, but always seem to show up just in time for the celebration.
For the third straight year, Bay State lawmakers passed last-minute legislation creating a sales tax holiday. It's the ninth sales tax holiday in Massachusetts in the past 10 years.
So Massachusetts shoppers can officially head to stores on Saturday, Aug. 10, and Sunday, Aug. 11, and pick up just about anything without having to pay sales tax as long as the items don't cost more than $2,500 apiece.
Three more tax holidays on tap: Also being held, or starting, this weekend are tax holidays in Georgia, Texas and Maryland.
Georgia is going the extra mile (or more) to make it easy for shoppers to get to their favorite stores for tax-free shopping on Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 10. The Peach State's special no-sales-tax treatment applies to clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less; school supplies selling for $20 or less; and computers and computer accessories priced at $1,000 or less.
Texas' tax holiday is a week earlier this year, but the eligible purchases are essentially the same. From Friday, Aug. 9, through Sunday, Aug. 11, Lone Star State shoppers won't owe state or local sales taxes on clothing and footwear priced at less than $100; backpacks priced at less than $100; and school supplies priced at less than $100.
Some of the book bags and lunch boxes at my local HEB grocery that are sales tax-free for Texas shoppers this weekend. Check out the full list of tax-free school supplies.
Maryland wraps up this coming sales tax holiday weekend by starting its week-long event. From Sunday, Aug. 11, though Saturday, Aug. 17, no state or local sales taxes will paid by Old Line State shoppers who buy qualifying apparel and footwear priced at $100 or less.You also might find these items of interest: