Tax-Free Back-to-School Shopping Over as States Cancel Reprieves

  • Massachusetts latest state to halt its tax-free shopping days
  • State says it lost $25.5 million from the tax holiday in 2015

Back-to-school time in Massachusetts isn’t just celebrated by stir-crazy parents. It’s also a chance to shop sales tax free -- or at least it was, until the state decided not to reinstate its sales-tax holiday this August for the first time since 2009 due to slowing state revenue.

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