REHOBOTH, MA - Bristol and Norfolk state senate candidate Jacob Ventura disapproves of the state legislature’s inaction to vote on the legislation Governor Charles D. Baker filed last week (H 3871) that declares a sales tax holiday for purchases under $2,500 on the weekend of August 19th and August 20th.
“The sales tax holiday is a very important boost for small businesses throughout Massachusetts. Many small business owners and families count on this holiday for much needed relief from the sales tax,” Ventura stated.
The two-day break from the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax has been enacted 11 of the past 13 years, and is supported by the business community because it increases their sales during a slow time of year. The legislature did not pass a sales tax holiday last year.
“The legislature should make it a priority to pass this bill to give relief to small businesses and consumers,” said Ventura. “When elected to the state senate, I will file legislation that will make the annual sales tax holiday permanent and advocate lowering the sales tax to 5%.”
Jacob Ventura is an attorney running in the September 19th Republican primary to succeed former State Senator James E. Timilty (D-Walpole). Jacob graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance at UMass Dartmouth in 2009 and holdsaJuris Doctorate from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2016.