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Connecticut 2014 Sales Tax Holiday Starts Sunday


 The Danbury Mall.

Each year, Connecticut offers a one-week sales and use tax exclusion for clothing and footwear costing less than $300 per item (or pair). The 2014 tax-free period begins this Sunday, August 17, and concludes August 23.

Retailers and shoppers alike need to be prepared. If it is helpful for shoppers to know which items qualify for the exemption and which do not, it is essential for retailers. In addition, retailers must reprogram point-of-sale systems, train employees, and ready themselves for larger-than-usual crowds. The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services provides examples of exempt and non-exempt items, as well as more detailed information for retailers.

Seventeen states are offering sales tax holidays in 2014, and some of those states have multiple tax-free periods. Sales tax automation software helps businesses manage sales tax holidays in all states where they do business. Learn more.

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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.