Connecticut’s sales-tax free week runs from Sunday, Aug. 18 through Saturday, Aug 24.
The annual sales-tax free week coincides with the onset of back-to-school shopping.
It allows consumers to purchase most individual items of clothing and footwear priced under $300 without having to pay the usual sales and use tax.
“This week-long, sales-tax holiday makes back-to-school shopping a little bit easier for working families, while also helping retailers boost their bottom line,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said at a kickoff event at a clothing retailer in Bristol, Insane Irving’s.
“Many stores also plan sales and discounts to coincide with this week, which allows consumers to stretch their hard-earned money a little further,” he said.