WEST HARTFORD, Conn (WTNH) – Connecticut’s sales tax-free week will run from Sunday, Aug. 21 through Saturday, Aug. 27, giving residents a break from the state sales tax of 6.35%.
During the week, retail purchases of most clothing and footwear items priced under $100 are exempt from the Connecticut sales and use tax.
Some of the items that qualify include jeans, shirts, underwear, sleepwear, swimsuits, work clothes, uniforms, socks, and sneakers. Items that remain taxable during the tax holiday, even if sold for under $100, include jewelry, sports uniforms, handbags, purses, wallets, and boots.
A similar tax holiday was held in April. This is the first time that Connecticut has held two one-week sales tax holidays within one calendar year.
“This is Christmas in August,” Gov. Ned Lamont (D-Conn.) said at a press conference at Fleet Feet in West Hartford. “It represents real savings, especially for mom and dad whose kids are getting ready to get back to school.”
Click here to see the full list of items that are exempt or taxable when sold for less than $100.