EXEMPT FACE MASKS FROM THE SALES TAX

EXEMPT FACE MASKS FROM THE SALES TAX (H 4760) By Bob Katzen

Exempts protective facial coverings, including face shields and masks, from the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax.

“This bill would exempt non-medical facial coverings from our state sales tax, as we already do for clothing, including scarfs and bandanas,” said the bill’s sponsor Rep. Josh Cutler (D-Duxbury). “In addition to reducing the cost to the consumer, this will encourage the growing cottage industry of non-medical mask makers. We don’t want local crafters to run afoul of the tax collector or be discouraged from making more masks.” Cutler told Beacon Hill Roll Call he intends to refile the bill next year.

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