Once again Connecticut is offering a Sales Tax Holiday from Aug. 15 through Aug. 21. The one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6 percent sales tax on all clothing and footwear costing less than $300 per item from the third Sunday in August through the following Saturday. The increased exemption replaces the standard $50 exemption for clothing and footwear. Since sales tax is calculated after the use of any coupons or discounts, if the final price is less than $300, the sale is exempt from taxes. Clothing or footwear under $300 either rented or put on layaway is also tax-free. Purchases totaling more than $300 will have sales tax calculated on the full cost. For more information, visit the Department of Revenue Services website at www.ct.gov/drs.