Giglio Reminds Families to Shop Tax Free Starting Monday

State Waives 4 Percent Sales Tax on Clothing/Shoes
January 27, 2006

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) today reminded Southern Tier residents they can shop free from state sales taxes for clothing and footwear costing less than $110 per item starting Monday, January 30 through Sunday, February 5.

“This sales tax-free week is a great chance for residents and families in the Southern Tier to get the most for their money by buying clothes and shoes under $110 without the state sales tax,” said Giglio. “Since I began my work as your legislator in Albany, I have been supporting various tax cuts because I really believe the more money you have in your pocket the stronger our economy will be. Sales tax-free weeks encourage spending and the local economy and employment rate benefit by default.”

All clothing and shoe purchases of less than $110 are exempt from the 4 percent state sales tax during the week. Additional tax-free items include clothing material, hats, neckwear, formalwear and diapers. Counties also have the option of suspending their local sales taxes during the same week.

For more information, contact the state Department of Taxation and Finance toll-free at (800) CALL-TAX (225-5829).

Retailers who may have questions or concerns should contact the Tax Department’s Business Information Center toll-free at (800) 972-1233. Also, retailers may immediately obtain information through the department’s Web site at or through the fax-on-demand system at (800) 748-3676.