State’s ‘tax-free’ holiday sales start Sunday
Published 9:12 am, Saturday, August 15, 2015
If you don’t think fall is right around the corner, the state’s “tax-free” week for purchases of clothing and footwear less than $100 starts Sunday and runs through Saturday, Aug. 22.
But for purchases over $100, the full 6.35 percent sales tax will apply, according to state Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin B. Sullivan, noting the annual “tax holiday” is a sure sign of the back-to-school shopping season, with many retailers scheduling sales in conjunction with the week for deeper discounts.
“Connecticut consumers plan their back-to-school shopping and retailers plan some of their best bargains around the annual tax-free week,” Sullivan said in a statement. “We hope everyone will take the opportunity to make their shopping dollars go farther and give a boost to our state’s economy.”
The DRS expects consumers to save about $6 million in taxes this year, about $1 million less than in 2014.
Here is where you can find out more about the week-long event, including what is tax-exempt, plus rules on exchanges, layaways and the use of coupons: http://1.usa.gov/1J9RGoS