Tax-Free Week Starts on Aug. 21

There is no tax on clothing and shoes under $300.

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The annual sales tax holiday begins soon and there is more of an incentive to take advantage this year than in previous years.

During sales tax-free week, which runs from Aug. 21 through Aug. 27, you won't have to pay sales tax on most clothing and shoes that cost less than $300.

The sales tax exemption week is the first since Gov. Dannel Malloy’s state budget eliminated the tax exemption on clothing and shoes under $50.

State law calls for the one-week sales and use tax exclusion to be held each year, from the third Sunday in August through the following Saturday.

Malloy had originally proposed eliminating the exemption.

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