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Sales tax-free week in Connecticut

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BERLIN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut shoppers will get a temporary reprieve on their state sale taxes.

Starting Sunday, Aug. 17 and lasting through Saturday, Aug. 23, the 6.35 percent sales and use tax will not be applied on purchases of clothing and footwear costing less than $300.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy held a news conference at Mickey Finn's, a Berlin clothing retailer, to remind residents about the week-long tax break. It is set to coincide with the back-to-school shopping season.

Shoppers can visit the DRS website at www.ct.gov/drs to find examples of clothing and footwear items that will be exempt from the tax.

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