“The sales tax holiday for 2020 will occur on August 29 and 30. Retail items of up to $2,500, purchased in Massachusetts for personal use on these two days, will be exempt from sales tax.” YES! That means …. shop and support your local businesses.
Legislation was signed into law in 2018 that established an annual sales tax holiday for one weekend each year. This year, the sales tax holiday will occur on August 29 and August 30, 2020. On the sales tax holiday weekend, purchases by individuals of most retail items are not subject to the state sales tax.
Who qualifies for the sales tax holiday?
The sales tax holiday applies to individuals purchasing retail items for personal use only.
What about internet sales? Do those sales qualify for the sales tax holiday exemption?
Yes. If you order and pay for an eligible item over the internet on the sales tax holiday, Eastern Daylight Time, that item will qualify for the sales tax holiday exemption. No sales tax is due on that purchase, even if delivery of the item occurs after the sales tax holiday weekend.
Do all retailers have to participate in the sales tax holiday?
Yes. All businesses normally making taxable sales of tangible property in Massachusetts or to purchasers in Massachusetts that are open for business on August 29 and 30 must participate in the sales tax holiday, including internet vendors.
Please support local businesses and take advantage of this tax free holiday in Massachusetts #ShopLocalMA.