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Connecticut's Sales Tax Free Week starts Sunday

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Connecticut’s annual Sales Tax Free Week begins Sunday and continues through Saturday, Aug. 22.

During the week, retail purchases of most clothing and footwear priced under $100 are exempt from the state’s 6.35% sales and use tax. The exemption applies to each eligible item under $100 regardless of how many of those items are sold to a customer on the same invoice.

The Sales Tax Free Week was enacted as part of the biennial budget signed into law last year by Gov. Ned Lamont.

“Having this tax-free holiday helps working families stretch their dollar a little bit more during the busy back-to-school season while giving businesses an extra boost to their bottom line,” Lamont said in a news release. “This year, it will hopefully also help support some of our local businesses that continue to recover following the global health pandemic.”

Specific information on Connecticut’s Sales Tax Free Week, including a listing of individual items that are exempt or taxable, can be found by visiting the Department of Revenue Services website at ct.gov/drs and clicking the “2020 Sales Tax Free Week” link.

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