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Happy shopper by Free Digital PhotosAugust is half over. You know what that means. The final late-summer sales tax holidays are here.

It once again took Massachusetts lawmakers a while to hammer out that state's tax holiday, but they finally agreed that Bay State shoppers can hunt for tax-free deals this weekend, Saturday, Aug. 16, and Sunday, Aug. 17.

On these two days, Massachusetts consumers can purchase just about anything without worrying about tax as long as the items don't cost more than $2,500 apiece.

There still are a few things that are taxable this weekend in Massachusetts regardless of cost: all motor vehicles, motorboats, meals, telecommunications services, gas, steam, electricity and tobacco products.

Shoppers in neighboring Connecticut get a full tax-free shopping week. The Nutmeg State's tax holiday starts Sunday, Aug. 17, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 23.

During these upcoming seven days, Connecticut shoppers won't owe tax on clothing and footwear as long as each item is priced at $300 or less.

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