Tax Free Week

Posted on August 9, 2018 by admin


As the beginning of a new school year approaches, I would like to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week,” beginning Sunday, August 19 and ending Saturday, August 25, for back-to-school shopping.


This one-week long event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Please note that since sales tax is calculated after the use of any coupons or discounts, the sale will still be exempt from taxes as long as the final price is less than $100. Clothing or footwear under $100 put on layaway is also tax-free.


Tax Free Week, which occurs the third Sunday in August through the following Saturday, was first enacted in 2000. It applies to most clothing and footwear purchases intended for everyday use. Legislation enacted in 2015 reduced the exemption to clothing and footwear costing less than $100; which is substantially reduced from previous years.


For a complete listing of items that qualify as tax exempt and others that do not, please click here. If you would like to review additional details about the event, you can consult the Department of Revenue Services webpage by clicking here, or by speaking with your local retailers.


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