Gov. Lamont announces start of second tax-free week this year; first in Connecticut history
Connecticut will have its second tax-free week this year starting Sunday, Gov. Ned Lamont announced.
This is the first time that Connecticut has held two one-week sales tax holidays within one calendar year.
A similar Sales Tax-Free Week was held in April, which was created through legislation that was approved earlier this year by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Lamont.
Lamont's office says during the newest tax holiday, which starts on Sunday, Aug. 21, retail purchases of most clothing and footwear items priced under $100 are exempt from the Connecticut sales and use tax.
The exemption during Sales Tax-Free Week applies to each eligible item costing under $100, regardless of how many of those items are sold to a customer on the same invoice.
Many retailers also choose to offer additional clothing and footwear discounts of their own during the week, resulting in even more savings for shoppers.
Details on Sales Tax Free Week, including a listing of individual items that are exempt or taxable, can be found online by clicking here.