Sales Tax Holiday?

June 20, 2017

The deepening budget crisis on Beacon Hill has once again thrown the possibility of a sales tax holiday weekend into limbo. Last year, the state decided it could not afford to keep up the annual tradition and, this year, the state is facing a similar budget deficit. Supporters say the break is a boost for retailer’s bottom line — not to mention a relief for shoppers. Today, lawmakers heard a proposal to revive the sales tax weekend – and Governor Charlie Baker says he’s willing to hear them out.

President of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts Jon Hurst, Rep. Russell Holmes (D-Boston) and WGBH News State House Reporter Mike Deehan joined Adam to discuss.


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