Start shopping! Connecticut tax-free week begins Sunday

Connecticut’s tax free week will be Sunday, Aug. 19 to Saturday, Aug. 25 is Connecticut tax-free Shopping Week! Any clothing item under $100 will be sales tax exempt if purchased locally.

Connecticut shoppers are expected to benefit from approximately $4.8 million in sales and use tax savings during the state’s annual sales tax holiday.

“Sales Tax Free Week has become an anticipated tradition in Connecticut, offering savings on a variety of clothing and footwear purchases at a time of year when families do their back-to-school shopping,” said Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) Commissioner Scott Jackson. “Sales Tax Free Week is a great platform to promote Connecticut’s retail sector, and an opportunity for shoppers to take advantage of savings and incentives.”

Connecticut’s one-week sales and use tax holiday applies to each eligible item of clothing or footwear sold for less than $100, regardless of how many items are sold to a customer on the same invoice.

Connecticut retailers traditionally offer additional clothing and footwear discounts during Sales Tax Free Week, resulting in even more savings.Tax is calculated on the final sales price of an item, after all reductions and coupons are applied. Items that cost $100 or more are subject to sales and use tax for the entire price of that item.

Visit  www.darienctchamber.com for more information on Darien’s local stores.

“Plus, when you shop locally-your dollars go back into our local Darien economy and help to keep our town retail scene healthy which benefits all,” said Susan Cator, executive director of Darien’s Chamber of Commerce.

For more information visit the DRS home page at ct.gov/DRS and look for CT Sales Tax Free Week button.

Darien local retailers, local officials, and Chamber Board Members congregated to promote “Local Shopping” during Tax Free Week in Connecticut.