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Every Day is a New York Sales Tax Holiday

  • Aug 7, 2015 | Gail Cole

 New York State, where every day is a sales tax holiday for clothing and footwear costing less than $110.

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

College textbooks

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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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.