Connecticut Exempts Clothing and Footwear, July 2015
- Jun 29, 2015 | Gail Cole
Update, 7.1.2015: Clothing and footwear remain taxable in Connecticut. The exemption for clothing and footwear costing less than $50 is NOT restored on July 1, 2015. See the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services for additional information.
The sales tax exemption does not apply to the following:
- “Any special clothing or footwear primarily designed for athletic activity or protective use that is not normally worn except when used for the athletic activity or protective use for which it was designed.
- Jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches and similar items carried on or about the human body but not worn on the body in the manner characteristic of clothing intended for exemption under [the new legislation].”
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