Sales Up as Shoppers Hunt for Tax-Free Bargains

Local retailers in Texas and Connecticut saw a jump in activity as the states rolled out annual tax-free shopping events.

In Texas, this past weekend was tax-free on numerous clothing, footwear and school supplies priced under $100.

“We’ve had lots of sales and specials and reductions to go with the tax-free holiday,” one retailer said. “I’m just happy that the state added more school supplies to the tax-free list because that helps the families who really need it.”

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In Connecticut, last week marked the state’s 10th annual Sales Tax-Free Week, saving consumers from paying a 6% sales tax.

“Both consumers and retailers benefit from this annual end-of-summer ritual: Families get a price break and store owners get increased ‘foot traffic’ in their stores. That’s good for our economy and, in turn, good for keeping and growing jobs — our top mission right now,” Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell said in a statement.

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