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Connecticut Sales Tax Holiday, August 2014


 Wedding dresses costing less than $300 are exempt from sales tax during the Connecticut August sales tax holiday.

Add Connecticut to the list of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services has confirmed the dates for the state’s annual August sales tax holiday, which occurs this year from Sunday, August 17 through Saturday, August 23.

A wide selection of clothing and footwear costing less than $300 is exempt from Connecticut sales tax during the tax-free week. In addition to coats, dresses, shirts, and trousers, exempt items include:

  • Chef uniforms
  • Clerical vestments and religious clothing
  • Ear muffs
  • Square dancing clothes
  • Wedding gowns, headpieces and veils

Not all clothing and footwear is exempt. Examples of taxable items include:

  • Athletic supporters;
  • Boots (fishing, mountain climbing, paddock, riding, ski)
  • Hair nets
  • Ice skates
  • Lobster bibs
  • Martial arts attire
  • Shower caps
  • Ski pants
  • Sport uniforms
  • Wet suits

Additional information, including a more complete list of exempt and non-exempt items, is available on the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.

All businesses selling qualifying items to Connecticut residents must comply with the sales tax holiday rules and regulations. Is your business prepared?

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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.