Monday, August 21, 2006

don't forget it's tax free week (on shoes and clothing) in connecticut

Brief Tax Break Begins Back-To-School Shoppers Take Advantage
By JODIE MOZDZER Courant Staff Writer August 21 2006
WEST HARTFORD -- While each of their teenage daughters carried a load of clothes to the Gap dressing room Sunday, Donna Michlinand Jackie Meacham prepared for their own heavy lifting."We're here to hold the bags," Meacham said. "And we do the credit card thing."With the girls trying on $100 cashmere sweaters and more at the Westfarms mall store, Michlin and Meacham said they were happy they chose this week - sales tax-free week in Connecticut - to do the bulk of their back-to-school shopping.Sunday was the first day of Connecticut's seventh annual tax-exempt week for clothes and shoes. No tax will be charged on single items priced up to $299.99 through Saturday. Every other week of the year, items under $50 are exempt from the 6 percent sales tax.Connecticut is one of 13 states to have some sort of tax-free shopping incentive. Other states, such Massachusetts, hold a tax holiday for just a weekend.Despite the added allure of an extra 6 percent savings, many stores at Westfarms did not have signs advertising the deal.............

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