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Connecticut's week-long sales tax holiday runs Aug. 18-24

The summer 2013 sales tax holidays are coming to an end.

Maryland's week-long tax-free event wraps up at 11:59 p.m. today, Aug. 17.

Shirts by Rev Stan via FlickrThen Connecticut closes out this year's "back-to-school" tax-free days with its holiday period beginning Sunday, Aug. 18, and running through Saturday, Aug. 24.

In Connecticut, the only other state to offer a full week of tax savings on selected products, no sales tax will be collected on clothing or footwear priced at less than $300.

Nutmeg State shoppers can buy as many items as they want and not owe the state's 6.35 percent sales tax as long as the items each don't exceed the price threshold.

The tax-free purchases can be made in person at Connecticut stores or by phone or online.

Some special shopping situations also get sales-tax savings.

Clothing or footwear placed on layaway at a Connecticut retailer between Aug. 18-24 also is tax-free regardless of when the apparel is picked up. And clothing rentals, such as formal wear, are free from sales tax if rented during the tax holiday week even if the penguin suits are returned after the event has ended.

The Connecticut Department of Revenue has compiled a comprehensive list of which items are, or aren't, tax free this coming week.

Happy shopping!

Shirts photo by Rev Stan via Flickr

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