Tax Free Week starts Aug. 19

State Reps. Jason Perillo (R-113), Lawrence Miller and State Sen. Kevin Kelly reminded their constituents to take advantage of the upcoming Tax Free Week, Sunday, Aug. 19, through Saturday, Aug. 25. Connecticut residents will not incur sales taxes for purchases of clothing and footwear under $300.

Tax Free Week was first enacted in 2000, and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases that are intended for everyday use.

Goods not covered under the program include items that are solely intended for use in sporting activities and accessories such as jewelry, watches, handbags and wallets. By law, Tax Free Week is to run from the third Sunday in August to the following Saturday.