Sales Tax Rate In $locality Massachusetts 2024 Cambridge, Massachusetts Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE Sales Tax Rate


2024 Cambridge sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
Massachusetts State Sales Tax 6.25%
County Sales Tax N/A
City Sales Tax N/A
Special Sales Tax N/A
Combined Sales Tax 6.25% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The Cambridge, Massachusetts sales tax is 6.25% , the same as the Massachusetts state sales tax. While many other states allow counties and other localities to collect a local option sales tax, Massachusetts does not permit local sales taxes to be collected.

  • The Cambridge Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Cambridge
  • Groceries are exempt from the Cambridge and Massachusetts state sales taxes
  • Cambridge collects a 0% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Massachusetts law
  • Cambridge has a higher sales tax than 100% of Massachusetts' other cities and counties

Cambridge Massachusetts Sales Tax Exemptions

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In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Cambridge doesn't collect sales tax on purchases of most groceries. Prepared Food is subject to special sales tax rates under Massachusetts law. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional Massachusetts state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. Massachusetts's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in Cambridge.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:6.25% Prepared Food:7% Prescription Drugs:0% Non-Prescription Drugs:0%

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All merchants operating in Cambridge must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue . For more details, see the Massachusetts sales tax.

Cambridge Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The Cambridge sales tax region partially or fully covers 7 zip codes in Massachusetts. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in Massachusetts here

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