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Tomorrow, by this time tomorrow (7:01 am) the retail store where I have worked for 13 years will be forced, thanks to Massachusetts Democrats, to charge an addition 25% in sales tax.
For the past several years the powers that be, the elite power brokers upon Beacon Hill, have tossed the tax payers a bone by proclaiming a sales tax free weekend.
For more, most of those weekends have been spent by me on vacation & out of state but I do distinctly recall rushing up to the Dartmouth Walmart to purchase a new TV as family was pouring in for our annual reunion & the set in the living room decided to due that morning. Thankfully, it broke on tax free weekend and our family saved a decent chunk of change.
I have had customer after customer ask me about when tax free weekend will be held again this year. My answer to them was not to hold their breath. I wasn’t exactly psychic and ultimately, I was proven correct. 🙁
There will be no state sales-tax holiday for Massachusetts consumers this August.
A last-ditch effort by a handful of state senators to include a sixth annual reprieve from the Massachusetts sales tax as part of the fiscal year 2010 supplemental budget was ruled out of order Wednesday.
Sen. Richard Tisei (D-Wakefield) and others had tried to push for a two-day “emergency” sales-tax holiday for this weekend – Aug. 1-2 – to counter the 25 percent increase in the state sales-tax that takes effect Saturday.
“It didn’t matter if we tried for this weekend, next weekend or any weekend in the foreseeable future, the Legislature wasn’t in a forgiving mood,” Tisei said.
Dear Boston Herald, please note that State Senator Richard Tisei is a REPUBLICAN & actually the Senate Minority Leader!!!