Yes - Remove the 6.25% sales tax on alcohol
(Authored by Frank Anzalotti, Committee To Repeal the Alcohol Sales Tax, Boston. www.YesTo1.com)
Massachusetts consumers have always paid a substantial excise tax on alcohol purchases. However, before last year, Massachusetts had no sales tax on the purchase of alcohol.
The new sales tax should be repealed because it is an unfair "double tax;" a sales tax on top of an excise tax.
The new sales tax has hurt small business owners who sell beer, wine, and liquor, particularly near New Hampshire, which has no sales tax on alcohol. Business has declined substantially for many of those stores.
A 'yes' vote eliminates an unfair "double tax" on consumers and helps Massachusetts small businesses.
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