Statehouse candidate proposes permanent Massachusetts Tax Free Weekend

Statehouse candidate proposes permanent Massachusetts Tax Free Weekend.

Recently a candidate for the Massachusetts Statehouse came out in favor of a permanent Massachusetts Tax Free Weekend. Full story below:

State representative candidate Paul Girouard announced his support for making the sales tax-free weekend permanent.

“The popular sales tax-free weekend is passed every year by the legislature. It is time to make the tax-free weekend a permanent annual event and to end the uncertainty of knowing whether or not the legislature will approve this tax relief weekend each year,” said Girouard. “As the next state representative, I will work to make the sales tax holiday a permanent weekend in August every year. I strongly believe that taxpayers should be able to keep more of their hard earned paychecks. The tax-free weekend is one way to provide relief to families, as well as to stimulate Massachusetts businesses.”

Girouard is the only candidate to have signed the No New Taxes pledge. He supports rolling back the sales tax from 6.25 percent to 5 percent, along with an annual tax-free holiday weekend.

“We need a representative who will focus on the people rather than the special interest groups that depend on our tax dollars. I will push for common sense reforms that will make a positive difference in people’s lives,” said Girouard.

“The state of New Hampshire survives without sales taxes or income taxes. I think it is possible for Massachusetts to live without one weekend of sales tax revenue,” said Girouard. “According to the Massachusetts Retailers Association, it is a boost to our local economy. It keeps many sales within the commonwealth.”

Girouard believes that by lowering the state’s tax burden and reducing regulations, the commonwealth can strengthen its economy.

“For far too long, our state has had the nickname ‘Taxachusetts.’ It is not funny for the taxpayers. It is a hefty burden. We need a legislature more focused on fighting for fiscal reforms and tax relief, rather than finding new ways to tax people and businesses,” said Girouard.

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