The Baker-Polito Administration announced that the annual sales tax-free weekend will take place the weekend of August 29-30, 2020. This marks the second sales tax holiday held under the new law signed by Governor Baker in 2018 that made the weekend an annual occurrence.

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Governor Charlie Baker called the sales tax-free weekend “an opportunity for us to support small businesses and consumers, and this year, it’s a great way to support our economy that’s been impacted by COVID-19. This pandemic has created enormous challenges for the Commonwealth’s small businesses, and the sales tax-free weekend is one way that we can encourage more economic activity to help Main Street businesses and local economies.”

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito said, “As the Commonwealth continues its phased reopening process, we recognize that many small businesses continue to face difficulties. We are proud that our Administration worked with the Legislature to enact legislation making the sales tax holiday permanent and look forward to this year’s tax free weekend and the economic activity that will come with it.”

Secretary for Administration and Finance Michael J. Heffernan said, “We are proud to continue supporting local businesses and consumers as we work with our colleagues in the Legislature to navigate the evolving COVID-19 environment while adhering to public health guidelines. The upcoming sales tax holiday will be an opportunity for people throughout Massachusetts to help support local companies and generate much needed economic activity.”

In 2018, Governor Baker signed legislation that makes the annual sales tax holiday permanent. The Department of Revenue is designating August 29-30, 2020 as the sales tax holiday under M.G.L. Chapter 64H, Section 6A.