Governor signs sales tax holiday into law


Governor Deval Patrick signed the sales tax holiday bill into law Friday, ensuring that the 6.25 percent tax will be suspended for many purchases made during the weekend of Aug. 10 and 11. The bill arrived at his desk Wednesday after it was gaveled through the Massachusetts House and Senate in informal sessions. Patrick signed the bill into law Friday, a day when he met with his Cabinet at his farm in Richmond, in the western part of the state. While legislative leaders have resisted making the law a permanent feature, they have passed the legislation almost every year since it was first enacted in 2004.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of