Murray Reminds Residents About Sales Tax Exemption
March 26, 2012
Starting April 1, no state sales tax on clothing and footwear under $110
(Long Island, NY) Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C – East Patchogue) reminds Suffolk residents that New York’s sales-tax exemption for clothing and footwear priced under $110 will be reinstated on April 1. A driving force behind last year’s successful push to eliminate this tax in order to stimulate sustained business growth and ease this financial burden on residents, Murray said he is pleased to see this exemption continued another year.
“The sales-tax exemption is not an April Fools’ joke, but a real savings for all New Yorkers,” said Murray. “With the escalating prices of necessities like groceries and fuel, our residents can use every bit of extra money in their pockets and reinstating this exemption is a way to accomplish that.”
The sales-tax exemption was first implemented on April 1, 2011, and was due to expire on March 31, 2012. Some exceptions apply, depending on whether a local tax on clothing and footwear is still in place. For further details, please visit: http://www.tax.ny.gov/bus/st/sales_tax_clothing_exemption.htm.