Tax Free Week was first enacted in 2000, and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases that are intended for everyday use.
Goods not covered under the program include items that are solely intended for use in sporting activities and accessories such as jewelry, watches, handbags, and wallets.
According to the National Retail Association, the average, families with children in grades K-12 spend about $600 on back-to-school shopping.
Since its inception, Connecticut shoppers have received approximately $4.2 million in sales and use tax savings each year during the state’s annual sales tax holiday.
Unrelated to the tax free week, but just as important for some, remember that college textbooks for students enrolled at institutions of higher education are exempt from sales and use taxes, if the student presents a valid student identification card to the retailer. Read more here.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office at (800) 842-1423, or email me directly at Laura.Devlin@housegop.ct.gov.
I hope you find this information helpful,
State Rep. Laura Devlin
Proudly serving Fairfield and Trumbull