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Well, not exactly no tax. It’s just that Wal-Mart, for the moment, is picking up the tax.

Wal-Mart announced that its pharmacies in Massachusetts no longer will pass along to shoppers a $1.30 tax per prescription on non-Medicaid, non-Medicare prescriptions that was levied by the Massachusetts legislature on Jan. 1, 2003.

"While we strongly disagree with this tax, we have made a business decision in the best interest of our customers not to pass this tax along," said Frank Segrave, Wal-Mart's vice president of pharmacy. "Ultimately this tax has the potential to impact the access and the practice of pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We will continue to work toward a more fair and broad-based solution to this issue," he said.

Wal-Mart customers who had prescriptions filled between Jan. 1 and Feb. 10 and were assessed the tax will be issued a refund.
KC's View:
Let’s face it. Wal-Mart could pay everybody’s taxes, and still have plenty of money left over for incidentals. (Like small countries.)