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Connecticut sales tax-free week begins
HARTFORD, Ct. (WABC) -- Connecticut families getting their children ready to go back to school are getting a break.
Starting Sunday, they can shop for their outfits tax free.
Certain clothing and footwear items that cost less than $300 will be exempt from the state's 6.35 percent sales tax through next Sunday.
The tax break is meant to be a boost for families and retailers during the back to school shopping season, but it comes at a price.
Officials say it will cost the state up to $8 million in lost tax revenue.
The affected items includes jeans, jackets, ties and sneakers. A full list is available on the Department of Revenue Services' website.
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