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Connecticut's Sales Tax-Free Week Starts Sunday

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    Is Tax-Free Week Really Worth It?

    Consumers do not have to pay the state's 6.35 percent sales tax on retail purchases of most clothing and footwear items that are priced under $100 during tax-free week, but how much does that equal in savings?

    (Published Friday, Aug. 17, 2018)

    Connecticut's 18th annual sales tax-free week is fast approaching.

    Consumers will not have to pay the state's 6.35 percent sales tax on retail purchases of most clothing and footwear items that are priced under $100. The week runs from Aug. 19 through Aug. 25.

    Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Scott Jackson says the week, which costs the state about $4.8 million in lost revenue, has become "an anticipated tradition in Connecticut." It's timed for back-to-school shopping.

    Connecticut retailers often offer additional clothing and footwear discounts during the sales tax-free week.

    The tax will be calculated on the final sales price of an item, after all reductions and coupons are applied.