County Again Pursues Sales-Tax Holiday

Senate passes bill for 10-day reprieve on clothing

A bill that would eliminate the county portion of sales tax in Putnam County over 10 days in late August has unanimously passed the state senate. The Putnam County legislature requested the tax holiday, which would lower sales tax on clothing and footwear priced under $110 from 8.38 percent to 4 percent from Aug. 20 to 31.

The senate has passed the tax holiday in the past but it typically dies in the assembly. County officials say the lower tax would help retailers in eastern Putnam County compete with competitors in Connecticut during back-to-school shopping.

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