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Tax free weekend in MA August 12th and 13th

Old 08-11-06, 08:15 PM
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Tax free weekend in MA August 12th and 13th

Most of us in New England probably already know. Just a heads up though. Most items up to $2500 are tax free (sales tax is 5% in MA) and this includes DVDs. So, you can take advantage of this week's sales at Target, Best Buy, Circuitcity etc. tomorrow and next week's on Sunday
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Old 08-11-06, 10:20 PM
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Just another reason to move to New England.
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Old 08-11-06, 10:39 PM
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We know.

Of course our neighbors in NH try to rub it in by taking a full page ad in the Globe about the fact they're "sales tax free" all the time. What they fail to mention is all their other taxes are a bitch.
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I'd love that. I pay 9% tax on almost everything.
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Old 08-12-06, 01:12 AM
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I buy everything online so I'm not so jealous.
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Old 08-12-06, 01:28 AM
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I agree. Beeeg freeekin whoop. I live in MA and this won't affect a dime of my spending.
It'll cost more in gas to drive to the b&m stores than I would spend on tax anyway.
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I live in RI and am going to avoid this like the plague. The amount of traffic and congestion in the stores isn't worth it for 5%.
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Old 08-12-06, 05:56 AM
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Yay...

now if they didn't take out nearly all the rest of my money in income tax and we'd be all set.
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Old 08-12-06, 11:04 AM
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FYI: This also includes online orders, so for retailers like FYE and BestBuy that have web stores, you should be able to get a tax refund.
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Old 08-12-06, 02:40 PM
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By "tax refund" I take it you mean file for it when you do your income taxes? At which point they will probably go, "ok, now make sure to send us the use taxes for all the other online purchases you made for out of state vendors." No thanks.
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Old 08-12-06, 02:44 PM
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Don't be so dramatic people. There were hardly any massive lines, pushing or shoving at the stores today, and I saved $150 bucks on my new washer and dryer.
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Old 08-12-06, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jah-Wren Ryel
By "tax refund" I take it you mean file for it when you do your income taxes? At which point they will probably go, "ok, now make sure to send us the use taxes for all the other online purchases you made for out of state vendors." No thanks.
No. Take your receipts to the local B&M for a refund.
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Old 08-12-06, 04:31 PM
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I love how RI says they can't do the Tax Free weekend, probably because they would not be able to pay their crooked politicians. Remember Buddy Cianci, one of RI's FINEST...Thank You, I prefer MA anyday...
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Old 08-12-06, 09:01 PM
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What kills me is that if any store advertised "Save 5% this weekend only!", we would just say ho-hum and stay at home. It's only a big savings on big ticket items. But it does bring out the people in droves. I can't figure the public out.............

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