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Sales Tax-Free Week Begins August 15th

Posted on August 13, 2021


With school less than two weeks away for some students, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 15 through Saturday, August 21.

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.

OLR’s ‘Issues Affecting’ Reports…

Every year the Office of Legislative Research (OLR), the non-partisan research agency utilized by the Connecticut General Assembly, produces reports on notable legislation that passed during the legislative session.

These reports range from a variety of topics, including:

  • Acts Affecting Taxes (read)
  • Acts Affecting Veterans and the Military (read)
  • Acts Affecting Energy and Utilities (read)

To access these reports, visit OLR’s website. The current list of published reports for 2021 may be updated as new ‘Issues Affecting’ reports are made available.

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

You can contact me at or (800) 842-1423 with any questions or concerns related to state government. You can also follow my legislative activity by visiting my website,, or on my Facebook page at


State Representative Whit Betts