Goodell Announces Return of Sales Tax Exemption
Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C–Chautauqua) recently took the opportunity to remind residents about the return of the sales tax exemption on clothing and footwear purchases under $110. As of April 1, clothing and footwear will be exempt from the state sales tax of 4 percent.
“The savings on purchases under $110 means that local families are able to keep a few extra dollars in their pockets,” said Goodell. “While I am continuing to voice strong support for broader cuts to statewide taxes, the sales tax exemption is a good start for working families. And with local residents already battling rising gas prices, I’m doing all I can to help our families stretch every dollar a little farther.”
Beginning April 1, clothing and footwear costing under $110 per item will be exempt from the state sales tax of 4 percent. This is an increase from a 2011 exemption which only applied to clothing and footwear costing less than $55. In addition, local governments also may exempt their portion of taxes on clothing and footwear priced under $110. In Chautauqua County, the local sales tax rate is an additional 3.5 percent.