Connecticut Tax-Free Shopping Week Begins Sunday

Applies To Clothes Costing Less Than $300

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Need to buy clothes? Next week is the time to hit the stores in Connecticut.

The state’s tax-free week — which eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothes costing less than $300 — runs from Sunday through Aug. 24. It will undoubtedly be a welcome relief to back-to-school shoppers.

Consider the savings: If buying a $299 item, shoppers can save about $19, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.

Connecticut Tax-Free Shopping Week Begins Sunday

“We want to attract people to our stores, to our economy and turn around the state of Connecticut, and this kind of tax-free week works in that direction,” said state Sen. Ed Meyer (D-Guilford).

Savvy shoppers can stretch their savings even further by looking for sales because some retailers will lower prices on items to get them below the tax-free threshold.

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