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Tax Free Week Starts on Sunday

Posted on April 8, 2022


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Last month, when the General Assembly passed legislation to suspend the state’s $.25 excise tax on gasoline we also created a second Sales Tax Free Week to be held this spring. The spring Sales Tax Free Week begins on Sunday, April 10, and runs through Saturday, April 16.

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 items that are solely intended for use in sporting activities and accessories such as jewelry, watches, handbags, and wallets. Connecticut’s one-week sales and use tax holidays apply to each eligible item of clothing or footwear sold for less than $100, regardless of how many items are sold to a customer on the same invoice. Tax is calculated on the final sales price of an item, after all reductions and coupons are applied. Items that cost $100 or more are subject to sales and use tax for the entire price of that item.

Click here for more examples of items that are tax exempt.