The State of Connecticut will hold Sales Tax-Free Week, Sunday, August 21, 2022 until Saturday, August 27, 2022.
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.
This is the first time that Connecticut has held two one-week sales tax holidays within one calendar year. A similar Sales Tax-Free Week was held in April, which was created through legislation that was approved earlier this year by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Lamont.
Examples of exempt items when sold for less than $100 are: Antique clothing; Gloves; Rented uniforms; Aprons (kitchen); Golf dresses and skirts; Robes; Arm warmers; Golf jackets; Sashes; Athletic socks; Golf shirts; Scarves; Bandannas; Graduation caps and gowns; Scout uniforms; Baseball hats; Gym suits; Shirts; Bathing caps; Handkerchiefs; Shoelaces; Belts, suspenders, belt buckles; Hats, caps; Shoes: aerobic, basketball, boat, running (without cleats), safety (suitable for everyday wear); Bicycle sneakers (without cleats); Fashion boots; Ski sweaters, ski jackets; Blouses; Jeans; Sleepwear (nightgowns, pajamas); Chef uniforms; Jogging suits, sweat suits; Slippers; Children’s bibs; Leg warmers; Sneakers; Clerical vestments and religious clothing; Leotards, tights; Socks; Diapers (cloth or disposable, adult or child); Lingerie; Square dancing clothes; Dresses; Nylons, hosiery;* Swim suits; Ear muffs; Overclothes; Tennis clothing (dresses, hats, shorts, and skirts); Employee uniforms (such as police, fire, mechanics, nurses, postal); Overshoes, rubbers, boots; Ties (men’s and women’s); Formal wear gowns; Painter pants; Undergarments; Formal wear rentals; Ponchos; Wedding gowns, headpieces, and veils; Foul weather gear; Rain jackets, rain suits, rain wear; Work clothes; Garters.
Details on Sales Tax Free Week, including a listing of individual items that are exempt or taxable, can be found here!