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Newtown Rep. Sredzinski Promotes Tax Free Shopping Week

State Rep. J.P. Sredzinski (R-Newtown, Monroe)
State Rep. J.P. Sredzinski (R-Newtown, Monroe) Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Rep. J.P. Sredzinski (R-Monroe, Newtown) wants parents and students getting ready for back-to-school to save a little cash by shopping during Tax Free Week from Sunday, Aug. 21 through Saturday, Aug. 27.

"This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35% sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100," Rep. Sredzinski said in a statement. "Please note: This benefit has been substantially reduced from previous years."

Goods not covered under the program include, but are not limited to: Clothing or footwear specifically designed for athletic activities: football cleats, specialty boots for fishing, hiking, skiing and other activities, as well as wet suits, helmets and headbands, etc. Accessories: jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches, etc.

Consult with a local retailer, or contact the Department of Revenue Services for a full list of qualifying and non-qualifying items.

College students purchasing new and used textbooks are also exempt from the sales tax when they present a valid college ID.

Clothing or footwear under $100 put on layaway is also tax-free.

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