NYS reminding shoppers it doesn't charge sales tax for clothing, shoes

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.

Posted: Aug. 9, 2018 5:12 PM
Updated: Aug. 9, 2018 5:12 PM

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.

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