How to Take Advantage of Tax-Free Weekend in Boston

How to Take Advantage of Tax-Free Weekend in Boston - SM

Last year, the legislature of Massachusetts voted established an annual sales tax holiday this weekend, August 17th and 18, 2019.


Retail items, including clothes, of up to $2,500 purchased in Massachusetts for personal use any time during these two days will be exempt from sales tax.


There is a caveat with clothing, however: under Massachusetts state law, an item of clothing is already tax exempt if it costs less than $175 (for instance, a Hive & Colony custom shirt), but should the price exceed that sum, then only the amount over $175 will be subject to sales tax.


According to an official statement, which can be found on the state's website: "If on the sales tax holiday, the price of an item of clothing exceeds $2,500, the first $175 is not subject to tax.”


It’s worth noting that the $2,500 limit only applies to the cost of each individual item. If you purchase several items under that amount and the total bill surpasses $2,500, you won’t have to pay sales tax.


Best of all, you can take advantage of the sales tax holiday by combining it with the 15% Fall 2019 sales currently going on right now at Hive & Colony stores, including our location in Boston, Massachusetts, located at 100 Huntington Avenue Level 2 in Copley Place.


Maximize your savings during the tax-free weekend in Boston by planning ahead. Before the anticipated weekend arrives, prepare a list of big-ticket items to purchase, as high-value purchases yield the most substantial savings. Don't forget to explore deals on electronics and appliances, as these are often the stars of the event. Moreover, leverage the Boston tax-free weekend to update your wardrobe. Clothing items, particularly those unaffected by the sales tax Boston clothing threshold, provide an excellent opportunity for economical shopping. Remember, preparing a budget will help you spend wisely and avoid impulse buys. 


Contact us or visit one of our stores today. We're open from 10am to 8pm on Saturday and Sunday, and our sales staff will work with you to ensure you get the best look in the best fit at the best price.