CONNECTICUT SALES TAX FREE WEEK Is Here! (Hartford CT)
- Connecticut's annual holiday from the sales tax begins on August 19 and runs through August 25. Tax free purchases are expected to save consumers as much as $7.5 million statewide, especially on back-to-school shopping. On average, it is estimated that families will spend nearly $700 on back to school purchases this year. During this third week of August, individual items of clothing and footwear that cost less than $300 are completely exempt from state sales tax - other than sports equipment, specialty clothing, jewelry and accessories. Store sales, catalog and on-line purchases, purchases on layaway and rentals are exempt. In addition, the tax free holiday week includes items valued at more but discounted to under $300 with sales, coupons and similar merchant promotions.
For more information about Connecticut's Sales Tax Free Week, DRS has details on its website at www.ct.gov/drs. The DRS web site also has links to other publications to help consumers and taxpayers. Individuals may also call 1-800-382-9463 (for in-state calls outside the Greater Hartford Area) or 860-297-5962 (from anywhere).