Connecticut\u2019s sales tax free week runs Aug. 16 through Aug. 22. Articles of clothing or footwear under $100 will be sales tax free. Some of the previous sales tax rules have changed, according to a press release issued by state Reps. Pam Staneski and Charles Ferraro. \u201cThe state used to allow you to buy items under $300 without paying a sales tax but in the final budget passed by the majority party and signed by the governor the threshold was lowered, essentially adding to the already heavy tax burden on hard-working families,\u201d the press release states. Staneski and Ferraro voted against those tax hikes, the press statement adds. \u201cAlthough I wish we could and should do more for families in Connecticut, this program is one way to give some tax relief,\u201d Staneski said. \u201cDuring these tough economic times, the back-to-school bill can be especially overwhelming.\u201d Check the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) Web site at ct.gov\/drs\u00a0for information about the Connecticut Sales Tax Holiday Week.