If you’re getting ready to send your kids back to school, don’t forget to take advantage of the state’s Tax-Free Week from in August.
When is Connecticut’s tax-free week?
Connecticut’s tax-free holiday takes place from Aug. 19 to Aug. 25, 2018. It’s a great time to save on all of your kids’ back-to-school wear for the new school year.
What are the guidelines?
Connecticut’s Tax-Free Holiday rules are: Clothing and shoes under $100 per item are tax exempt from the state sales tax of 6.35%. The following items are not exempt, meaning you will have to pay sales tax on them: Clothing or footwear primarily designed for and normally not worn except when used during an athletic activity (for example, football cleats are not exempt, but basketball shoes are). Accessories like jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches and other items “not worn on the body in the manner characteristic of clothing.” You can find the state’s entire declaration about the upcoming holiday at the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services website.