Connecticut Tax Free Week: August 20th – August 26th

Posted on August 18, 2023


As inflation causes prices to continuously rise, we are paying more for everything we purchase, including food, clothing, and skyrocketing fuel costs! I wanted to remind you that Connecticut Tax Free Week, which includes store and online purchases, runs from Sunday, August 20 through Saturday, August 26.

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 during this week are 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., and accessories like 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.

 For more information on Tax Free Week, click here.