Tax Exempt Legislation for Gun Owners

Latest News: H.2575 and H.2576 were filed for the 191st General Court by Rep. David Muradian. H.2575 An Act relative to gun safe deductions and H.2576 An Act relative to sales tax exemptions for gun safes and trigger locks.

What it does: This legislation would exempt gun safes and trigger locks from Massachusetts sales tax.

Why it is important: If gun safes are trigger locks are required by the government, they should make the items tax free.


Bill Language:

An Act Relative to Tax Exemptions on Gun Safes and Trigger Locks

Section 1. Section 6 of chapter 64H of the General Laws, as most recently amended by chapter 68 of the acts of 2011, is hereby further amended by striking in paragraph (rr), the word “commercial”.

An Act Relative to Gun Safe Tax Deductions – David Muradian
Section 1. Paragraph (a) of Part B of section 3 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 62 of chapter 68 of the acts of 2011, is hereby further amended by adding the following subparagraph:-

(17) The amount equal to the amount of a purchase of a gun safe; provided however, that such deduction shall not exceed $2,000 for a single person, for a married person filing a separate return of a head of household, or a married couple filing a joint return.


This legislation would encourage citizens to purchase gun safes by allowing them to deduct up to $2,000 from their state income tax returns.

An Act Relative to Gun Safe Tax Deductions 

Section 1. Paragraph (a) of Part B of section 3 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 62 of chapter 68 of the acts of 2011, is hereby further amended by adding the following subparagraph:-

(17) The amount equal to the amount of a purchase of a gun safe; provided however, that such deduction shall not exceed $2,000 for a single person, for a married person filing a separate return of a head of household, or a married couple filing a joint return.

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