Neighbor state Connecticut also offers a sales tax holiday with different dates and rules for back-to-school shoppers.
Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday DatesAugust 11-12, 2012
Items Exempt from Massachusetts Sales TaxEach item must cost under $2,500 to be free from sales tax. No sales tax on clothing will be applied unless the article of clothing costs more than $175. All items must be purchased for personal use only to be eligible for the sales tax holiday.
Items that do not qualify to be free from tax include:
- Telecommunications services
- Bundled items costing more than $2,500
- Layaway sales
- Rain checks