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Tax Free Week – August 19-25

Posted on August 7, 2018 by admin


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With the start of school just around the corner, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 19 through Saturday, August 25.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item.

Since sales tax is calculated after the use of any coupons or discounts, if the final price per item is less than $100, the sale is exempt from taxes. Clothing or footwear under $100 put on layaway is also tax-free.

Tax Free Week was first enacted in 2000, and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases intended for everyday use.

Goods not covered under the program include, but are not limited to:

  • Clothing or footwear specifically designed for athletic activities: football cleats, specialty boots for fishing, hiking, skiing and other activities, as well as wet suits, helmets and headbands, etc.
  • Accessories: jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches, etc.

Please consult with your local retailer, or contact the Department of Revenue Services for a list of qualifying and non-qualifying items.

Reps. D’Amelio and Cummings Host Senior Center Town Hall

Posted on May 31, 2018 by admin


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More than 50 people came to the Waterbury Senior Center to listen as State Reps. Tony D’Amelio and Stephanie Cummings held office hours to discuss the recently-ended 2018 legislative session and to answer questions from the audience.

After a brief recap of the session, the legislators answered questions for more than an hour. The topics varied but mostly focused on fiscal matters, including the state budget, the deficit, state employee retirement funds, education funding and car taxes, among others. They also discussed the recent uptick of local crime and what could be done at the state level to assist the Waterbury Police.

Reps. D’Amelio, Cummings to Host Legislative Coffee Hour

Posted on May 8, 2018 by admin


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State Representatives Stephanie Cummings (R-74) and Tony D’Amelio (R-71) look forward to meeting with constituents on Thursday, May 31st during a Legislative Coffee Hour at the Waterbury Senior Center from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The lawmakers invite constituents to share their concerns and ideas, and to ask questions about the recently ended 2018 legislative session and the upcoming 2019 session.

This event is free and open to Waterbury citizens.

The Waterbury Senior Center is located at 1985 East Main St., in Waterbury.