Tax Free: Which state will suspend sales taxes this week?
Spie that Sunday August 21st there will be a tax holiday until Saturday August 27th throughout the State of Connecticut in what has become a tradition after a law passed in 2015.
In Connecticut sales tax is 6.35% for retail, leasing or rental of most goods and services.
The tax-free week is ready to start every year on the third Sunday of August and lasts until the following Saturdaybut this is the second tax holiday of the year, because from April 10 to April 16 there was a similar week without taxbut this also included accessories and sports uniforms, whereas a normal tax holiday would not.
This August tax-exempt holiday will include almost all clothing and footwear which is sold below the 100 dollar mark.
Anyone Can Enjoy a Connecticut Duty Free Vacation
One of the best parts is that the holidays aren’t exclusive to Connecticut retailers, because all purchases made, even by telephone, Internet or by correspondence with the State are applicable.
Not only purchases, but also rentals may qualify, depending on the item being rented. If a rental started before the holiday, taxes will apply, but if the rental started during the tax-free week and the return date is later, tax will also apply.
Layaways placed during this week are also tax-free, even if payments are made beyond the holidays.
Rain checks must be purchased during the week to be tax exemptbut rain checks paid afterwards will still have to pay the applicable tax.
What items are included in the Connecticut tax exemption?
Almost all clothes and shoes under $100 won’t be taxed this week in Connecticutbut some are excluded even if they cost no more than $100.
- sports fans
- Footwear: fishing, mountaineering, paddock, horseback riding, skiing, firefighter
- Protective glasses
- Gloves: athletic, garden, golf, tennis, work, rubber, surgical
- Hair nets
- Handbags and purses
- Ice skates
- Insoles, arch supports
- Lobster flaps
- martial arts outfit
- Party costumes
- Protective aprons
- Horseriding pants
- Roller skates
- Protective glasses
- Shin pads
- Footwear: Ballet, Bike, Bowling, Spikes, Football, Golf, Track, Jazz, Tap, Lawn
- shower caps
- Ski pants
- Sports helmets
- sports uniforms
- thigh high boots
- Water ski vests
- wet suits