The annual sales tax-free weekend in Massachusetts takes place this weekend, August 29-30, 2020. Retail items of up to $2,500, purchased in Massachusetts for personal use on these two days, will be exempt from sales tax.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about this year’s annual sales tax holiday.
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.”
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. 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.
Additionally, Massachusetts is also launching a new campaign, My Local MA, encouraging residents of the Commonwealth to support their communities by shopping at local businesses and attractions, safely – in person, online, and using curbside pickup or takeout.
The intent of the campaign is to showcase Massachusetts’ vast array of businesses and attractions – from family owned-restaurants to artisan boutiques to museums – that are a critical part of the Commonwealth’s economy. From Stockbridge to Provincetown, local retailers and restaurants are open for business, utilizing safe practices and, in many cases, for online shopping, curbside pickup or takeout and delivery.
For information, visit FindMyLocalMA.com. Use hashtag #mylocalMA and #maskupMA to find social media posts on this campaign.