With the start of school just weeks away, Darien families can save money on their school shopping during Connecticut's annual tax holiday.
For a full week, Sunday, August 18th through Saturday, August 24th, sales tax will be waived on back to school shopping. Individual items of clothing and footwear that cost less than $300 will be entirely exempt from the state’s sales tax.
“As summer winds down, the back-to-school season becomes a very busy time for both parents and children. There are new schedules to adjust to, and often a fair amount of shopping to get done. Tax free week makes it a little easier to purchase some of those necessary items, so I encourage everyone to take advantage of it,” said State Sen. Bob Duff (D-Norwalk, Darien) in a joint release issued with State Sen. Leone (D-Stamford, Darien).
“As parents and children prepare for school to start up again, there’s some shopping to do and many other things to take care of. Connecticut’s annual sales tax holiday is a great time to save some money on back-to-school shopping, so be sure to make the most of the opportunity,” said Leone in the release.
The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services’ website features a list of examples of exempt items, including: shirts, jeans, socks, gloves, hats, rain jackets and sneakers.