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STATE SENATOR

Marilyn Moore

Honesty & Integrity

I’m Collecting School Supplies for Local Children, Will You Donate?

You can help me send local children back to school with the tools they need to succeed by donating to my 2018 Back-to-School Supply Drive!

Items can be dropped off at The Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until August 31, 2018. (The donation box is located on the 2nd floor across from the elevator).

supply drive

Here's a list of some of the supplies I’m looking to collect:

  • pencils/pens
  • notebooks
  • folders
  • binders
  • markers/highlighters
  • rulers
  • crayons
  • color pencils
  • paper
  • scissors
  • backpacks
  • index cards
  • calculators
  • pencil box
  • erasers
  • tissues
  • hand sanitizer
  • glue/glue sticks

If you have questions, please call my office at 860-240-0425, or Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420.
 

Back-to-School Savings: Tax-Free Week Begins This Sunday!

The new school year for most children begins in less than two weeks, and that means back-to-school shopping.

So once again, for the 18th year in a row, many items of clothing and footwear that cost less than $100 can be purchased without paying any Connecticut sales tax during “Sales Tax-Free Week” beginning this Sunday, August 19, and running through next Saturday, August 25.

Tax-free Week.

During Sales Tax-Free Week, most individual items of clothing and footwear priced under $100 are exempt from Connecticut’s sales tax. For items costing $100 or more, the sales tax is calculated on the full purchase price.

Connecticut is one of just 16 states in America that offers its residents a tax-free holiday for back-to-school clothing and footwear purchases. According to the National Retail Association, the average family with children in grades K-12 plans to spends about $600 on back-to-school shopping. That means Connecticut families will save about $4.1 million during this sales tax holiday week.

And there are no limits on how many items you can buy, as long as each individual item is priced less than $100.

I hope you’ll make some time to take advantage of these tax savings for your back-to-school needs!