What You Need to Know About CT Sales Tax-Free Week 2019 - NBC Connecticut

What You Need to Know About CT Sales Tax-Free Week 2019

Tax-free week runs from Aug. 18 to Aug. 24.



    Tax Free Week Begins Sunday in Connecticut

    Connecticut's tax-free week begins on Sunday. (Published Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019)

    Connecticut sales tax-free week is almost here.

    When It Is:

    The 2019 annual Connecticut sales tax-free week will begin Sunday, Aug. 18 and go through Saturday, Aug. 24.

    What It Is:

    What that means for shoppers is that several items are exempt from sales tax when sold for less than $100. For items costing $100 or more, sales tax is calculated on the full purchase price.

    What's Tax-Free:

    For Connecticut residents who are ready to do some back-to-school shopping or need some wardrobe changes, here is a list of just some of the things you can buy tax-free. Click here for the full list. 

    • Antique clothing
    • Arm warmers
    • Athletic socks
    • Bandannas
    • Baseball hats
    • Belts, suspenders, belt buckles
    • Blouses
    • Chef uniforms
    • Children's bibs
    • Dresses
    • Earmuffs
    • Employee uniforms (such as police, fire, mechanics, nurses, postal)
    • Formal wear gowns
    • Formal wear rentals
    • Foul weather gear
    • Garters
    • Gloves
    • Golf dresses and skirts
    • Golf jackets
    • Golf shirts
    • Graduation caps and gowns
    • Hats, caps
    • Fashion boots
    • Jeans
    • Leg warmers
    • Leotards, tights
    • Overclothes
    • Overshoes, rubber, boots
    • Ponchos
    • Rain jackets, rain suits, rainwear
    • Robes
    • Sashes
    • Scarves
    • Shirts
    • Shoelaces
    • Ski sweaters, ski jackets
    • Slippers
    • Sneakers
    • Socks
    • Square dancing clothes
    • Swimsuits
    • Tennis clothing (dresses, hats, shorts, and skirts)
    • Ties (men’s and women’s)
    • Wedding gowns, headpieces, and veils
    • Work clothes

    What's Not Tax-Free:

    When shopping during tax-free week, it's also important to keep a lookout for items that are still taxable. Click here to see the full list.

    Some of the taxable items, even if sold for less than $100, include:

    • Athletic supporters
    • Boots (fishing, mountain climbing, paddock, riding, ski)
    • Gloves (athletic, garden, golf, tennis, work)
    • Hair nets
    • Handbags and purses
    • Ice skates
    • Insoles, arch supports
    • Jewelry
    • Lobster bibs
    • Martial arts attire
    • Party costumes
    • Pot holders
    • Riding pants
    • Roller skates
    • Shin guards
    • Shoes (ballet, bicycle, bowling, cleated, football, golf, track, jazz, tap, turf)
    • Shower caps
    • Ski pants
    • Sports helmets
    • Sports uniforms
    • Umbrellas
    • Wallets
    • Water ski vests
    • Wet suits

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