Next week, Connecticut shoppers will once again be able to shop tax-free.
Beginning Sunday, Aug. 18 and running through Saturday, Aug. 24, the state's tax-free shopping holiday is on the horizon.
During the tax holiday, individual items of clothing and footwear that cost less than $300 will be exempt from Connecticut's sales tax.
"As summer winds down, the back-to-school season becomes a very busy time for both parents and children," said Sen. Bob Duff (D-Norwalk, Darien) in a press release. "Tax-free week makes it a little easier to purchase some necessary items."
In the same press release, Sen. Carlo Leone (D-Stamford, Darien) said tax-free week is "a great time to save some money on back-to-school shopping."
Duff and Leone also encouraged families to keep an eye out for coupons. Items valued at more than $300 -- but discounted via a coupon to under $300 -- are also exempt from the sales tax.
The state Dept. of Revenue Services' website features a list of tax-exempt items, including but not limited to: shirts, jeans, socks, gloves hats, jackets and sneakers.
To see ideas of what local residents cash in on during tax-free week, check out our 2012 coverage below.
Tax Free Week