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Mass. sales tax holiday weekend gets House's OK

Get your tire-buying cash ready, Boston. The 2015 tax-free vacation is scheduled for Aug. 15-16
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The sales tax holiday will be back this year.

The House Wednesday voted 136-20 in favor of the two-day day-off from the 6.25 percent the state tacks on to purchases (up to $2,500), according to the State House News Service.

The Senate and governor were expected to follow suit.

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The dates for the tax-free bonanza were set for Aug. 15-16.

It may cost us an estimated $25 million in revenue, and it may just be a waste of time (bargain-hunters, after all, can always just head to New Hampshire for tax-free shopping). But boy do we love hauling home our tax-free TVs and mattresses and sticking it to the man.

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