Every Day is a New York Sales Tax Holiday
- Aug 7, 2015 | Gail Cole
Update, 8.12.15: The New York State Department of Taxation has updated its publication on the taxation of clothing and footwear to reflect the fact that, effective September 1, 2015, clothing and footwear in Yonkers is taxed at 4⅞%.
On the eve of the nation’s New York Department of Taxation and Finance has issued this friendly reminder to parents and college students: Every Day is a New York Sales Tax Holiday.
New York state sales tax never applies to clothing and footwear costing less than $110. In reminding New Yorkers of this, the department gives a little dig to states that offer one sales tax holiday annually:
“While many states offer ‘sales tax holidays’ leading up to the school year, New York has a constant exemption from the State’s 4% sales tax on items of clothing and footwear sold for less than $110.”
It should be noted that in some parts of the state, local sales tax applies to all clothing and footwear. The following localities do exempt clothing and footwear priced under $110 from their local sales tax:
- New York City
- Chautauqua County
- Chenango County
- Columbia County
- Delaware County
- Greene County
- Hamilton County
- Tioga County
- Wayne County
There’s one more perk to living or studying in New York. Course textbooks purchased by college students in New York State are exempt from state and local sales and use tax. Always. Read more.
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