by Representative Ben McGorty, 122nd District
With school less than two weeks away for some students, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 15th through Saturday, August 21st.
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.
Please consult with your local retailer, or contact the Department of Revenue Services for a list of qualifying and non-qualifying items.