August 10, 2004


Considering a large purchase in Massachusetts? Remember that the upcoming August 14th is a Sales Tax Holiday There are some exceptions, and the detailed rules are here. I thought I ought to remind you in advance, but it occurs to me that retailers and officials around the state will not be making it easy for you to ignore.

But don’t get too excited. It’s like getting a 4.76% discount, which is not much of a sale price to crow about. Look for sales timed to coincide. In fact, you can use SalesHound.

Posted by James at August 10, 2004 7:55 AM
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For those who cling to the epithet "Taxachusetts," I have some bad news from the July 29, 2004 edition of The Economist:

"And thanks to a referendum on property taxes in 1980, state and local taxation is well below the national average. (Massachusetts, which used to be second in terms of state and local taxes as a percentage of income, has now dropped to 36th). Mr Kerry does not represent a high-tax, one-party state."

Time to let it go, people.

Posted by: Patti M. at August 10, 2004 9:54 AM

Yes, and with the demise of Taxachusetts, RI has picked up a new moniker from some publication: the Tax-hell State.

Posted by: Bil at August 10, 2004 10:23 AM

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