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The meals tax will not be included as part of Massachusetts’ upcoming tax-free weekend after all.
The change was made at the request of Gov. Charlie Baker and restaurant owners who were concerned about their ability to implement a two-day tax holiday,
and whether the cost of trying would outweigh any benefit.
Bob Luz, the president the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, told the State House News Service that restaurants don’t have the capability when
applying taxes to a check to separate food, which would have been exempt for the weekend, from alcohol, which would not.
“I think at the end