Monday, August 12, 2013

Klarides urges residents to take advantage of 'tax free week'

By Themis Klarides
State Representative 
Guest column

With the start of school just around the corner, I want to remind you to take advantage of “Tax Free Week," occurring Aug. 18-24.
The annual one-week exemption period eliminates Connecticut ’s 6.35 percent sales tax on all clothing and footwear costing less than $300 per item.      

“Tax Free Week” was first enacted in 2000, and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases that are intended for everyday use. 

Goods not covered under the program include items that are solely intended for use in sporting activities and accessories such as jewelry, watches, handbags, and wallets.

For more information, visit the Department of Revenue Services website at

If you have any questions or concerns related to state government, do not hesitate to contact me at 800-842-1423 or

Klarides, Deputy Republican Leader, represents the 114th District. 

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