Back-to-School Reminder: No State Sales Tax on Clothing Purchases Up to $110

Martin J. Golden

August 29, 2012

Believe it or not, it’s back-to-school time again!

Preparing our kids for a new school year can be a fun and exciting time, but with so many families feeling an economic crunch these days, it can be a stressful time as well.

That’s why I wanted to remind you of some good news that is sure to help your back-to-school budget. Shoppers will not pay state sales tax on clothing purchases up to $110.

Clothing purchases can be a big part of a family budget, and I was pleased to support this tax cut to help hardworking New Yorkers keep more money in their pockets. Repealing the sales tax on clothing is projected to save a typical family of four nearly $200 a year.

Think of it as the 4 percent off sale that never ends.

For more information about the repeal of the clothing sales tax, visit the Tax Department’s website.