It’s Tax Free Week in Connecticut!


Heading out for some last minute school supply shopping?  Shoppers in Connecticut this week are taking advantage of tax-free week! It started on Sunday and runs until Saturday, August 23rd. Keep in mind that it applies mainly to clothing and shoes and is intended to coincide with parents’ seasonal back-to-school shopping needs. By planning ahead, you can help your family save even more money by shopping during Connecticut’s tax free week.

Important to keep in mind: the following items will not be subject to state sales tax:

•Clothing under $300 per item
•Shoes under $300 per item

Smart Shopping Strategies:

  • Compare, compare, compare! Comparing prices at different stores will help to save even more money. It’s easy to forget when spotting a good deal, that another store may have it beat. Take the time to compare and you might be surprised.
  • Also, don’t spend money just for the sake of spending money. After all, the sales tax rate in Connecticut is 6.35%, so that amount – plus any local sales tax, if applicable – is the amount that you would be saving during tax free week.
  • It’s entirely possible that you’ll be able to find even better sales either before or after Connecticut’s tax free week savings event, so be sure to shop around and pay attention to the sales and promotions that are going on in your area.


*source* Wolf, Jennifer.

“Tax Free Week in CT: 2014 Dates”

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