New York State Sales Tax Exemption Begins April 1

February 22, 2012

Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,I,C-East Northport) today announced that beginning April 1, 2012, clothing and footwear costing less than $110 per item will be exempt from New York State Sales Tax.

“During these tough economic times, families are looking for every possible way to save,” said Raia. “This Sales Tax exemption is an opportunity for families to save money on necessary items and a great way to help small businesses thrive.”

Currently, the New York State Sales Tax is 4 percent. Local governments may implement a Sales Tax exemption for their portion of the local sales tax. Suffolk County’s share of the sales tax is at 4.25 percent.

For more information, please visit the Department of Taxation and Finance’s website at For any other legislative questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Assemblyman Raia’s district office at 631-261-4151.