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GREAT news : Second Amendment Weekend

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    GREAT news : Second Amendment Weekend

    S.C. gun buyers will be able to purchase firearms tax free during the biggest shopping weekend of the year.

    Tax free on handguns, rifles and shotguns!


    Friday Nov. 28 at 12:01am through Sat Nov. 29 11:59pm
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    Think this might happen in Mass? NOT!!! Great for you guys, have fun.
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    JAT it already did...and has for years.

    TIR 08-10: The 2008 Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

    I. Introduction

    A recently enacted statute provides for a Massachusetts “sales tax holiday weekend,” i.e., two consecutive days during which most purchases made by individuals for personal use will not be subject to Massachusetts sales or use taxes. St. 2008, c. 211 (“the Act”). The Act provides that the sales tax holiday will occur on August 16 and 17, 2008 and on those days, non-business sales at retail of single items of tangible personal property costing $2,500 or less are exempt from sales and use taxes, subject to certain exclusions. The following do not qualify for the sales tax holiday exemption and remain subject to tax: all motor vehicles, motorboats, meals, telecommunications services, gas, steam, electricity, tobacco products and any single item whose price is in excess of $2,500. The Act charges the Commissioner of Revenue with issuing instructions or forms and rules and regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of the Act.

    II. Purchases Qualifying for the Exemption

    The exemption applies to sales of tangible personal property bought for personal use only. Purchases by corporations or other businesses and purchases by individuals for business use remain taxable. Purchases exempt from the sales tax under G. L. c. 64H are also exempt from use tax under G.L. c. 64I. Therefore, eligible items of tangible personal property purchased on the Massachusetts sales tax holiday from out-of-state retailers for use in Massachusetts are exempt from the Massachusetts use tax.

    III. Specific Rules

    The following rules are to be applied by retailers in administering the Massachusetts sales tax holiday exemption:

    A. Non-Exempt Sales. All sales of motor vehicles,[1] motorboats,[2] meals,[3] telecommunications services,[4] gas,[5] steam, electricity, tobacco products[6] and of any single item whose price is in excess of $2,500, do not qualify for the sales tax holiday exemption and remain subject to tax.

    B. Threshold. When the sales price of any single item is greater than $2,500, sales or use tax is due on the entire price charged for the item. The sales price is not reduced by the threshold amount. For example, if an item is sold for $3,000, the entire sales price of the item is taxable, not just the amount that exceeds $2,500.

    Exception: Under G.L. c. 64H, 6(k) there is no sales tax on any article of clothing unless the sales price exceeds $175; in that case, only the increment over $175 is subject to tax. If, on the sales tax holiday, the price of an article of clothing exceeds the threshold, the first $175 may be deducted from the amount subject to tax. The $2,500 threshold amount is not increased by $175...

    The above and much more can be found at; TIR 08-10: The 2008 Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday Weekend
    This has been in play at least the last 3 yrs. that I have been here in MA current and latest.
    IIRC it was in play two years prior to my moving here 3.5 yrs. ago.

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    That's awesome!

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    We had a tax free weekend up here a few months ago. I def took advantage of it too. Have Fun!
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    Wow, thanks Janq, I need to crawl out from under my rock here in the hills of WM more often. Had no idea we have tax free weekends in Taxassatuchess, where have I been?
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    Yep, it's always either the week or second week before school comes back into session and is marketed as such in the papers (Daily Hampshire Gazette is my local paper) leading up to the Friday through Sunday event.
    In the years past I've bought durable goods on tax free days including full kitchen appliance setups, our laundry room washer & dryer, and a very expensive infrared paint removal device. Oh, and of course ammunition stock. :p

    Down here in the 'Happy Valley' it's marketed big time thanks to all the shopping that goes on in Northampton, Hadley at the Hampshire Mall, and at the Westfield Mall.

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    Wow! That is very cool! Congrats to the Palmetto state!

    I am jealous.
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    Guys, this one is ONLY for firearms. Not the other stuff.

    Of course we get the tax free school weekend, where we get to by energy efficient appliances also.
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