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What Will You Buy This Weekend?

Massachusetts is taking a holiday from its 6.25 percent sales tax this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, items for sale under $2500 will be free from tax, excluding restaurant meals and tobacco.

While this weekend, will you buy something just because you don't have to pay sales tax?

Tobacco, restaurant meals and single items costing $2500 or more will still be taxed.

And, this begs the question: Do you tip on tax? I say "No." The husband says that I am "cheap."

If you are a business owner, have you seen more shopping during this tax free holiday over other weekends? If you are a shopper, what will you be purchasing this weekend in order to save 6.25 percent in sales tax? Let us know in the comments section. 

Margaret Carroll-Bergman August 08, 2012 at 05:53 PM
And, if you can resolve the tax on tip dispute in my household, I'd like you to weigh in.
Casey Meserve August 08, 2012 at 06:51 PM
As an ex-waitress, of course you tip on tax!

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