By: Jake O'Donnell
It's official: You can buy a big-screen TV this weekend without worrying about the state also reaching into your pockets.
Two days after the Massachusetts Legislature enacted a sales tax holiday in the Commonwealth for Aug. 10 and 11, Gov. Deval Patrick signed the bill into law.
According to Patrick's official Twitter account, he signed the sales tax holiday on Friday. The bill allows state businesses to lift the 6.25 percent sales tax for those two days.
Some items are not within the bounds of the tax exemption, including any single item sold for more than $2,500. Also, products such as tobacco, gasoline, meals and utilities will not be sold tax-free.This is the ninth consecutive year the state has enacted a sales tax holiday.
The original text of this year's tax holiday bill can be found on the state Legislature's website.