Senator Carl L. Marcellino today reminded New York State consumers that they can save money by doing their shopping between January 30 and February 5. During that period, clothing and footwear purchases under $110 will be TAX FREE. Suffolk County has again opted to join the state in this tax free program, meaning that Suffolk County residents will have the ability to purchase eligible items without any additional county or state sales tax.
In Nassau County, the exemption will apply only to the state's 4% sales and use taxes. Individuals who are purchasing exempt items in Nassau County will still be responsible for the county portion of the sales tax. For a complete list of items that are exempt from state sales tax during the tax free week, please visit http://www.tax.state.ny.us/sbc/st_exempt.htm
"This tax free week gives families added buying power and also allows local retailers to get a boost after the holidays. I hope that individuals will take advantage of this opportunity to get some shopping done and save money at the same time," said Senator Marcellino.