Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents about a tax cut taking effect that will help them keep more of their hard earned money.
Starting April 1st, all clothing and footwear sold for less than $110 per item (or per pair of footwear) will be exempt from the New York State 4 percent sales tax. Additionally, most fabric, thread, yarn, buttons, snaps, hooks, zippers and similar items that are used to make or repair exempt clothing will also be eligible for the exemption.
The exemption from state sales tax, which is in effect year-round, will help put money back into the pockets of hard-working families.
With families getting ready to start their back to school shopping, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents that clothing and footwear purchases under $55 per item are now exempt from the New York State portion of sales tax.