Saturday, August 13, 2011

"Everybody likes to beat the government"

Kirk Simon, owner of Simon's Furniture at 8 Summer St. in Franklin, said his business thrives on tax-free weekend because furniture is a big-ticket item. The sales tax in Massachusetts is 6.25 percent. 
Simon tries to increase business by holding additional sales and extending store hours, he said. This year, the business plans to match the sales tax discount and give customers an additional discount of 6.25 percent on their purchases, he said.
"It's a double tax holiday at Simon's," he said.
Since people often postpone buying furniture for financial reasons, the tax-free holiday is a popular event for the business, said Simon.

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