Tax Free Week


With the 2017-18 academic year around the corner, many Connecticut families will spend the coming weeks stocking up on new school supplies. CT's Tax Free Week, which runs Sunday, August 20, to Saturday, August 26, offers residents a tax-free week for back-to-school clothing and footwear purchases.

On average, families spend about $700 on back-to-school shopping. To ease that burden, the annual one-week sales and use tax exclusion eliminates the sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100. To view examples of clothing and footwear that are exempt during sales tax free week, click here.

Connecticut is one of just 16 states in America that offers its residents this tax free week. According to the National Retail Association, the average family with children in grades K-12 spends about $600 on back-to-school shopping. That means Connecticut families will save about $4.1 million during this sales tax holiday week.

And there are no limits on how many items you can buy, as long as each individual item is priced less than $100.