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.