North Country shoppers reminded that clothing and footwear items sold for less than $110 are exempt from state sales tax
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 6:16 am

As the holidays approach, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance wants to remind shoppers and retailers that clothing and footwear items sold for less than $110 are exempt from New York State’s 4 percent sales tax.

Clothing and footwear items sold for under $110 are always exempt from New York State sales tax—during the holiday shopping season and throughout the year

Shoppers statewide who make qualifying purchases don’t have to pay the 4 percent state sales tax on those items.

The state exemption alone translates into about $900 million of savings annually. The combined amount from the state and local sales tax exemptions is more than $1 billion annually.