With the start of school just around the corner, I want to remind you to take advantage of "Tax Free Week," occurring Sunday, Aug. 18 through Saturday, Aug. 24.
The annual one-week exemption period eliminates Connecticut's 6.35 percent sales tax on all clothing and footwear costing less than $300 per item.
"Tax Free Week" was first enacted in 2000, and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases that are intended for everyday use.
Goods not covered under the program include items that are solely intended for use in sporting activities and accessories such as jewelry, watches, handbags, and wallets.
For more information, visit the Department of Revenue Services web site at www.ct.gov/drs.