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MA Sales Tax Holiday – The Perfect Time to Renovate

House ValueState lawmakers are expected to pass legislation this week that will provide for a sales tax holiday on the weekend of Aug. 10 – 11. Once again, Massachusetts residents will be able to enjoy relief from the 6.25 percent sales tax on individual purchases of up to $2,500. So, if you are considering doing that big renovation – wait a few more weeks.

Are you considering buying a new stove or completely transforming your kitchen? Why not build equity this summer and take advantage of a 6.25 percent discount at the same time? Here are some tips to get the most our of your Tax Free Weekend Boston Home Renovation:

1. Plan Ahead – Many stores will write purchase orders early and run them on tax free weekend, allowing you to avoid the rush.

2. Keep Orders Small – Keep in mind that the sales tax is only waived for purchases up to $2,500. However, many home renovation products, such as hardwood floors, kitchen cabinets and boxes of tile can be run by the cashier in groups of $2,500, allowing you to enjoy the discount on large orders simply by swiping your credit card a few more times.

3. Look for Sales – Some stores run deep discounts on end-of-season products like grills and outdoor furniture to draw in crowds.

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