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State Sales Tax Exemption Takes Effect on April 1

NEW YORK — Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny reports that for the second consecutive year, New York State will provide consumers and businesses welcome relief at the register. Beginning April 1, clothing, footwear and related items sold for less than $110 each will be exempt from the state’s 4 percent sales tax.

The tax-free offer applies to all relevant items purchased in person, over the internet, by phone or by mail. The qualifying amount for the exemption has doubled since last year, when it applied to apparel at or below $55.

“This savings is good news for hardworking families and local businesses, and it can’t come at a better time,” said Brook-Krasny. “While the economy is slowly regaining its strength, working and middle-class families are still getting back on their feet. The sales tax cut — which will save taxpayers $210 million — will provide much-needed help with clothing and footwear expenses.”
For more information, visit www.tax.ny.gov.

March 9, 2012 - 10:45am


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