Massachusetts Use Tax Due On Internet, Mail Order and Other Out-ofState Purchases Made in 2018
If you purchased taxable tangible personal property out of state, over the Internet or from a catalog and did not pay Massachusetts sales tax at purchase, a Massachusetts use tax is due. If an item is exempt from sales tax (such as food, or clothing that costs $175 or less), it is exempt from use tax. If you paid a sales or use tax to another state or territory of the United States when purchasing this item, you are generally entitled to a credit against the Massachusetts use tax, up to 6.25%. See TIR 03-01 for more information. No credit is allowed for a value-added tax (VAT) paid to another country.
The following are items that are often purchased without paying sales tax. Residents owe use tax based on the purchase price.
-CDs and DVDs