Tax-free back-to-school shopping begins Sunday in Connecticut

Parents shopping for back-to-school clothes and shoes will be enjoying a week of tax-free purchases in Connecticut beginning on Sunday.

News 12 Staff

Aug 13, 2020, 6:55 PM

Updated 1,398 days ago

Share:

Parents shopping for back-to-school clothes and shoes will be enjoying a week of tax-free purchases in Connecticut beginning on Sunday.
Nine states around the country held their back-to-school tax holidays this past weekend, and reports from business owners on the sales impact have been mixed.
With uncertainty still swirling about what school will look like this fall, some are unsure how much the back-to-school shopping rush will be affected.
Hawley Lane Shoes in Shelton says its busy season always falls in August, and this year is no different. Salespeople say some things never change – even during a pandemic.
"The one thing we can count on, kids grow,” says Robert Mannino, of Hawley Lane. “Most kids are coming in for shoes whether they need them for back-to-school or not.”
Including Connecticut, 16 states offer a tax-free week or weekend before school starts.
 


More from News 12
2:26
Proposed O&G Industries expansion along Nowalk River prompts concerns from residents

Proposed O&G Industries expansion along Nowalk River prompts concerns from residents

1:45
Nice Wednesday, heat and humidity arrive tomorrow; thunderstorms expected Friday

Nice Wednesday, heat and humidity arrive tomorrow; thunderstorms expected Friday

Sandy Hook shooting survivors to graduate with mixed emotions without 20 of their classmates

Sandy Hook shooting survivors to graduate with mixed emotions without 20 of their classmates

0:18
Gas leak temporarily shuts down portion of New Canaan downtown

Gas leak temporarily shuts down portion of New Canaan downtown

0:29
Hawk tangled in soccer net rescued in Woodbridge

Hawk tangled in soccer net rescued in Woodbridge

4:41
Father-son Alzheimer's Disease journey explored in new short film ‘Not the Same Clarence’

Father-son Alzheimer's Disease journey explored in new short film ‘Not the Same Clarence’

0:30
Connecticut to receive $9.2 million from Johnson & Johnson talc settlement

Connecticut to receive $9.2 million from Johnson & Johnson talc settlement

0:21
3 men arrested in connection with September shooting at Bridgeport lounge

3 men arrested in connection with September shooting at Bridgeport lounge

4:15
Guide: 12 tips for summer boating safety

Guide: 12 tips for summer boating safety

2:50
Four face election fraud charges in 2019 Bridgeport mayor’s race

Four face election fraud charges in 2019 Bridgeport mayor’s race

2:36
Experts provide safety tips following string of fatal bike-related accidents around Connecticut

Experts provide safety tips following string of fatal bike-related accidents around Connecticut

1:32
Students celebrate milestone post-COVID-19 graduation at a Milford high school

Students celebrate milestone post-COVID-19 graduation at a Milford high school

0:39
Milford PD releases all bodycam footage of Michael Brown arrest

Milford PD releases all bodycam footage of Michael Brown arrest

1:24
Want to save money on your summer getaway? Book your flight now

Want to save money on your summer getaway? Book your flight now

1:41
Micalizzi’s, ravaged by fire, continues ‘Ice Cream for Breakfast’ tradition for Stratford students

Micalizzi’s, ravaged by fire, continues ‘Ice Cream for Breakfast’ tradition for Stratford students

21:13
Kane In Your Corner: Victims of the System

Kane In Your Corner: Victims of the System

0:22
Stamford police warn of WhatsApp scam targeting Spanish-speaking families

Stamford police warn of WhatsApp scam targeting Spanish-speaking families

0:43
CT Arts Foundation launches with panel discussion from Grace Farms

CT Arts Foundation launches with panel discussion from Grace Farms

0:40
New Milford police ask public to help ID reckless driver

New Milford police ask public to help ID reckless driver

0:48
Hartford HealthCare, Memorial Sloan Kettering expand cancer care partnership in Fairfield

Hartford HealthCare, Memorial Sloan Kettering expand cancer care partnership in Fairfield