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CT – could start taxing clothing purchases.

Posted by salestax on May 29, 2007

See the article here.  I haven’t yet heard this proposal stated in a bill yet, but this newspaper has got to get its information from someplace.

I’m a bit surprised at their $50 limit anyway.  I really, really despise these limits.  So a pair of pants or shirt (if you’re lucky enough to be a bargain shopper) would be exempt if $49, but taxed if $50.  And, then there are sneakers – how many sneakers sell for less than $50 anymore?  At least other states have a threshold at $100 or more. 

CT tax rate is 6%, so they’re talking about collecting a max of $3 extra from each clothing purchase.  I wonder how much of a difference this would really make. 

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