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Tax Free Week in Connecticut: 2014 Dates

Save Money During Connecticut's Sales Tax Holiday


Learn how to save money while shopping for clothes.

Save money by shopping during this year's tax free weekend in Connecticut.

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Connecticut's 2014 tax free shopping dates have not been released yet. However, based on last year's dates (shown below), it is likely that Connecticut's tax free holiday will occur between August 17-23, 2014. This page will be updated once those dates are officially confirmed on Connecticut's web site.

The state of Connecticut is offering a tax free week during August 2013. It applies mainly to clothing and shoes and is intended to coincide with parents' seasonal back-to-school shopping needs. By planning ahead, you can help your family save even more money by shopping during Connecticut's tax free week.

Connecticut's Tax Free Week:

Connecticut's sales tax holiday is scheduled for August 18-24, 2013. During Connecticut's tax free week, the following items will not be subject to state sales tax:

  • Clothing under $300 per item
  • Shoes under $300 per item


Smart Shopping Strategies for Connecticut's Tax Free Week:

Connecticut's tax free week is a great opportunity to save on your kids' back-to-school shopping needs. However, it's also important to remember that using good common sense is the best way to save even more more during tax free week. This means comparing prices at different stores, which you can do online, and also using coupons when you can.

In addition, don't buy anything you don't really need just because of tax free week. After all, the sales tax rate in Connecticut is 6.35%, so that amount - plus any local sales tax, if applicable - is the amount that you would be saving during tax free week.

It's entirely possible that you'll be able to find even better sales either before or after Connecticut's tax free week savings event, so be sure to shop around and pay attention to the sales and promotions that are going on in your area.

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