Wilton's Open House Gift Shop Welcomes Senator Haskell During Tax-Free Week

WILTON, CT – Today, State Senator Will Haskell (D-Wilton) visited the Open House Gift Shop to promote Connecticut’s 19th Sales Tax Free Week. Through Saturday, Aug. 24, all clothing and shoes sold in Connecticut valued under $100 are exempt from sales tax. This provision, included in the two-year state budget approved in June, is designed to give families financial relief during the busy back-to-school period.

“This is the perfect week to visit our local businesses, whether you’re shopping for back-to-school or you’re looking for something new for your own closet,” said Sen. Haskell. “I was thrilled to chat with the staff at this long-time staple of Wilton – open for more than 35 years – and bring attention and support to this week, designed to provide shoppers statewide with a chance to save some money.”

The governor’s office estimates that overall sales during sales tax free week will save shoppers $4.9 million. Clothing and footwear costing under $100 will be free of taxes across the State of Connecticut. Please see a list of examples of items exempt from taxes when sold for under $100 here.

For more information, please visit the Department of Revenue Services website.

Caption: State Senator Will Haskell speaks with, from left, Katen Turner, Leslie Hueglin and Betsy Thomas, all of whom work at Open House Gift Shop.