Depending on where you dine out, plan on paying a penny more for your morning coffee or about 7 more cents for lunch. Ten towns in western Massachusetts implemented an optional meals tax that went into affect Thursday.
three- quarters of a percent to their meals tax. medepending on where you dine out — plan on paying a penny more for your morning coffee… or eeorabout 7 more cents for lunch. 10 towns in western massachusettste implimented an optional meals tax that went into affect thursday. the reaction is mixed, people say its not a big deal, others say well what else is there going to be more. coming on the heels of a states sales tax hike to 6 and a quarter percent, this added meals tax will have patrons paying a 7-percent tax. a .75% increase, 7.5 cents on a 10 dollar meal or 75 cents on a 100 dollar night out will bring in a minimum of 300,000 dollars 00thisll year and in some forecasts s over 1 million dollars next fiscal year. it’s going to cost me what five cents, people throw pennies on the ground all the time. while the chicopee mayor and some customers say its easy to swallow — others ma