Friday, July 29, 2016

Mass. sales tax collections fall for first time in 3 years

Boston, Massachusetts -- 6/22/2015-- Clothes hang on the rack at 2nd Time Around in Boston, Massachusetts June 22, 2015. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Topic: 25downpage-shop Reporter: Massachusetts merchants often complain that shoppers skip brick-and-mortar outlets for online rivals. But local retailers now have some numbers that could back up that claim: Statewide, sales tax collections have dropped for the first time in more than three years.

The state Department of Revenue’s just-released June tax collection figures show a 1.3 percent decline from the same month a year earlier.. . . more

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