Dreading the back to school shopping bills?
I have some (temporary) good news.
"Sales Tax Free Week," runs from Sunday, Aug. 18 through Saturday, Aug. 24.
The exemption period eliminates Connecticut's 6.35 percent sales tax on all clothing and footwear costing less than $300 per item. "Sales Tax Free Week" 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 www.ct.gov/drs .
Be sure to spread the word to friends and neighbors about "Sales Tax Free Week." You will be thanked for the tip, and you will help other families save a significant amount of cash.
And in times like these, when it seems taxes keep going up and up and up, any tax relief is welcome. You might also want to plan ahead for those pricy winter clothing purchases and get them taken care of during "Sales Tax Free Week".
At the State Capitol, I'll keep pushing for tax relief. I believe that our high income, gas, sales, business and property taxes serve to make our state less competitive and drive residents and jobs out of state. Western Connecticut families are struggling to make ends meet, and I will continue working to ease your heavy tax burdens.