Do you live in Massachusetts? Do you generally get hungry any time between July 27 and July 31? If you answered yes to both of those questions, get excited! A new amendment submitted to the Massachusetts state budget is proposing a tax holiday for meals during that four-day period.
The Restaurant and Business Alliance has bipartisan support for their proposal, which was submitted on Friday. State Representatives Keiko Orrall and Stephen L. DiNatale are the amendment’s sponsors.
“Hospitality provides 300,000 jobs in our state,” RABA president Dave Andleman said in a press release announcing the amendment. “Let’s give these hard-working people and small, local owners some help.”
To be fair, taxes on meals in the Bay State only get as high as 7 percent, so you’re not saving a ton of money here (unless you're splurging on lobster or steak). But if you’re a considerate diner who passes off your savings to the waitstaff, that will make a real difference over the course of four nights, and that is definitely a good thing.You can reach me at email@example.com. Follow me @dougsaffir