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Tax Free Week starts on Sunday in Connecticut, and ends Saturday the 21st.  Greater Danbury area state lawmakers are encouraging people to take part in the one-week event that eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on in-person and online purchases of clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Since sales tax is calculated after the use of any coupons or discounts, if the final price per item is less than $100, the sale is exempt from taxes. Clothing or footwear under $100 put on layaway is also tax-free. Goods not covered under the program include, clothing or footwear specifically designed for athletic activities such as football cleats, specialty boots for fishing, hiking, skiing and other activities, as well as wet suits, and helmets.  The exemption is also not for jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, or watches, among other accessories.

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