1/03/2011 12:07:00 AM
Massachusetts shoppers soon will no longer have to pay the state's 6.25 percent sales tax on alcohol sold in stores. Come Jan. 1 the tax is set to disappear. Voters approved a ballot question in November eliminating the levy.
Alcohol was exempt until 2009 when lawmakers expanded the sales tax to include beer and wine sold in stores and use the extra revenue to help fund substance abuse programs.
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