Connecticut’s annual Sales Tax Free Week begins Sunday and runs through Saturday, August 21!
During this one-week sales tax holiday, 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.
“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 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.”
“Connecticut’s comeback is being driven by small businesses in every corner of our state, from Groton to Greenwich,” Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz said. “Sales Tax Free Week is a great time for Connecticut families to get their back to school shopping done and save money at the same time. I encourage Connecticut residents to take advantage and to shop locally at the many great small businesses we have in our state.”
“With the kickoff of the 2021-22 school year fast approaching, Connecticut’s Sales Tax Free Week can result in real savings for families on eligible clothing and footwear purchases, whether they are made in store or online,” Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Mark D. Boughton said. “We encourage residents to take advantage of this opportunity to save, to support our business community and Connecticut’s comeback, and most of all, to be safe when out shopping.”
Many retailers in Connecticut offer additional clothing and footwear discounts during Sales Tax Free Week, resulting in even more savings for shoppers.
Check here for a list of individual items that are exempt or taxable.