Tax-free week returns April 19

Published on Sunday, 12 August 2018 20:32
Written by AP

HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut’s 18th annual sales tax-free week is fast approaching.

Consumers will not have to pay the state’s 6.35 percent sales tax on retail purchases of most clothing and footwear items that are priced under $100. The week runs from Aug. 19 through Aug. 25.

Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Scott Jackson says the week, which costs the state about $4.8 million in lost revenue, has become “an anticipated tradition in Connecticut.” It’s timed for back-to-school shopping.

Connecticut retailers often offer additional clothing and footwear discounts during the sales tax-free week.

The tax will be calculated on the final sales price of an item, after all reductions and coupons are applied.

Posted in New Britain Herald, State on Sunday, 12 August 2018 20:32. Updated: Sunday, 12 August 2018 20:35.