New state sales tax exemption on clothing now in effect
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 6:22 am

The new state sales tax exemption for clothing is in effect.

As of April 1, consumers will now see the four percent sales tax exempted from the purchase of a clothing item up to $110 in price. Previously, the exemption was for items selling at up to $55.

State Senator Joseph Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) said that the elimination of this sales tax is estimated to save New York taxpayers $210 million, while the cut would save the average New York family of four about $200 a year.

"When family budgets are strained to the max every little bit helps and it can’t come at a better time. While the economy is slowly regaining its strength, families are still struggling," Griffo said.

"The four-percent state portion of the sales tax was eliminated in an effort to help consumers save money while bringing in additional revenue to stores throughout the state."