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What is the sales tax in Massachusetts?

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2012-11-10 06:18:53
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As of 2012 it is 6.25 percent, but there are numerous exemptions.

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The state sales tax rate in Massachusetts is 6.25%


As of August 1, 2009, the sales tax rate in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is 6.25%.


As of August 1, 2009, the sales tax rate in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is 6.25%.


As of August 1, 2009, the sales tax rate in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is 6.25%.



From the Motor Vehicle Sales & Use Tax section at http://www.mass.govMotor Vehicle Purchases in Massachusetts by Nonresidents: If a nonresident of Massachusetts purchases a motor vehicle in Massachusetts and takes title to and/or possession of the vehicle in Massachusetts, the sale is subject to the Massachusetts sales/use tax irrespective of whether the nonresident intends to use the motor vehicle within or outside Massachusetts.You have 20 days in which to pay the MA sales tax (6.25 percent in 2012) to avoid penalties and interest, not to mention criminal charges for tax evasion.


According to Directive 04-5, you do not pay sales tax in Massachusetts on shipping or transportation charges.


As of 2012 it is 6.25 percent.




I think there is a sales tax on everything in Massachusetts exept food. Anf the purpose of the purchase, gift or your own use (whcih gifting actually is), doesn't matter.


There is no sales tax on shoes in MA. There is however a luxury tax for items over $175. You pay tax only on the amount over $175.


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The Massachusetts sales tax is 5 percent of the sales price or rental charge of tangible personal property or certain telecommunications services sold or rented in the Commonwealth. (For a detailed definition of "sales price," please see M.G.L. Chapter.64H, Section 1). The sales tax generally is paid to the vendor as an addition to the purchase price. The buyer pays the sales tax to the vendor at the time of purchase; the vendor then remits the tax to the Commonwealth. Hence, the tax is on personal property and rental charges only, not labor. However if labor is a component part of making the personal property, it is then part of the sales price.



Because it is the law. The state of Mass collects sales taxes on every car sold as a way of raising revenue for the operation of the state. Almost every state in the union has a sales tax on the sale of a car.


It depends on where you are. In Missouri, a sales tax is charged on all food. In New Hampshire, prepared food is one of the few things on which there is a tax (there's no sales tax on food at the grocery store, but at a restaurant you pay a "hospitality tax" on your meal). In Massachusetts, there's a sales tax on most things, but unprepared food (i.e. from a grocery store) is one of the few exceptions.


If you purchase items out of state or over the internet and pay less than 5% sales tax, you owe the Commonwealth of Massachusetts the difference between what you paid and 5%. This tax is referred to as Use Tax. More information: http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=dorterminal&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Businesses&L2=Current+Tax+Year+Information&L3=Guide+to+Trustee+Tax&sid=Ador&b=terminalcontent&f=dor_help_guides_abate_amend_trustee_issues_SalesandUse&csid=Ador#OverviewUse


Sales Tax / Sales Tax Rate = Gross Sale


Total with sales tax $48.76 minus total without sales tax $46.00 = sales tax $2.76. Sales tax $2.76 divided by purchase $46.00 = sales tax rate 6%.


Well it doesnt have sales tax, and it was founded partly by a lady that got kicked out of Massachusetts.



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