With back-to-school shopping underway, New York State is reminding shoppers that the state doesn’t charge its 4 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear for items that are less than $110 per item or per pair.
This state sales tax break is year-round, but the county does charge sales tax for these items. In Oneida County the sales tax is 4.75 percent, in Herkimer County it’s 4.25 percent and in Otsego County it’s 4 percent.
New York City and the following eight counties don’t charge sales tax on clothing and footwear purchases under $110: Chautauqua, Chenango, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Hamilton, Tioga and Wayne.
This sales tax break by New York State also applies to college textbooks.
If you’ve been charged the extra 4 percent by the state for a clothing or footwear purchase, you can click here to fill out a form for reimbursement.