Sales Tax-Free Shopping for Back to School Starts Aug 20

Connecticut will hold Sales Tax-Free Week from Sunday, August 20, 2023, to Saturday, August 26, 2023.

“This tax-free holiday is scheduled at the perfect time to help families stretch their dollars during the back-to-school season, while also giving businesses an extra boost to their bottom line,” Governor Lamont said on Monday. “I encourage everyone taking advantage of these savings to shop at some of our state’s locally owned retailers and support Connecticut’s great small business community.”

“Shopping this week means real savings for Connecticut families as they prepare for the start of the school year,” Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Mark Boughton said. “It’s a great opportunity to save on a variety of items while frequenting local small businesses.

During the week, many retailers frequently choose to offer additional clothing and footwear discounts of their own, resulting in even more savings.

For more details on Sales Tax-Free Week, including a list of individual items that are exempt or taxable, visit