CT’s 2021 Sales Tax-Free Week underway, just in time for back-to-school


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut’s Sales Tax-Free Week has begun, just in time for the back-to-school season.

During this tax-free week, “retail purchases of most clothing and footwear items priced under $100 are exempt from the Connecticut sales and use tax. The exemption during Sales Tax-Free Week applies to each eligible item costing under $100, regardless of how many of those items are sold to a customer on the same invoice,” the governor’s office explained.

“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,” Governor Ned Lamont said. “I also encourage everyone taking advantage of this tax-free holiday to consider shopping at some of our locally-owned retailers and support Connecticut’s small business community.”

J. Crew is just one of the many stores across the state where customers are making the best of the tax-free week.

“We do have a good promotion going on right now and 20 percent off full price,” said Alexis Perkins, Assistant Manager at J. Crew.

The annual tax-free week runs this year from Aug. 15-21.

Not on the tax-free list are helmets, uniforms, cleats, jewelry, purses, and school supplies.

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.

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