Time to Shop Small and Save During the Tax-Free Weekend

Date: August 11, 2021

NFIB is encouraging consumers to shop at small businesses during Massachusetts’ sales tax holiday this weekend.

“Following more than a year of shutdowns and restrictions, Massachusetts small businesses are eagerly anticipating the first tax-free weekend since the state fully reopened,” NFIB State Director Christopher Carlozzi said. “As consumers are now ready to shop and spend money again in the local economy, we urge them to do so at a neighborhood small business where they will find great deals and even better customer service.” 

This year Massachusetts’ sales tax holiday will be Aug. 14-15, during which time the usual 6.25% state sales tax will not be charged on most items costing less than $2,500. 

“The tax-free weekend is a win-win for consumers and small businesses,” Carlozzi said. “While many Massachusetts residents delayed making purchases last year due to restrictions, unemployment, or just felt nervous about the state of the economy, this is the perfect opportunity to make those postponed buys and save some money in the process.

“No one wants to see empty storefronts, so it is more important than ever to shop and dine locally. We encourage consumers to use this tax-free weekend to keep their dollars local and keep jobs in their neighborhoods. Also, even though meals are not tax-free, please consider supporting a locally owned restaurant for lunch while out shopping,” Carlozzi said.


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