Connecticut kicks off 18th annual sales tax-free week

Connecticut kicks off 18th annual sales tax-free week

The Westerly Sun

HARTFORD (AP) — Back-to-school shoppers in Connecticut can expect at least a 6.35 percent break on their purchases until Aug. 25.

Connecticut’s 18th annual sales tax-free week begins on Sunday. Consumers will not have to pay the state’s 6.35 percent sales tax on retail purchases of most clothing and footwear items priced under $100.

There are no limits on how many items a consumer can buy. Each individual item, however, has to be priced at less than $100 to qualify for the tax break. The tax will be calculated on the final sales price of an item, after all reductions are applied.

Connecticut retailers often offer additional clothing and footwear discounts during the annual week. The initiative costs the state about $4.8 million in lost revenue.


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