Back-To-School “Sales Tax Holiday” Reminder
August 19, 2005
Assemblyman Robin Schimminger is reminding consumers about the upcoming sales tax holiday. “New York State and many local governments are once again removing sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $110 per item for a one-week period from Tuesday, August 30, through Labor Day (Monday, September 5),” said Schimminger. “I want to remind consumers of the opportunity to save a few dollars on back-to-school and other clothing and footwear purchases.” “We hope the sales tax holiday will spur retail sales and give our economy a needed shot in the arm during the crucial back-to-school season. Past sales tax holidays have been highly successful,” explained Schimminger, who chairs the Assembly Committee on Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry. Local governments were given the option of removing their local sales tax during the sales tax holiday as well, and both Erie and Niagara have opted to drop their local share of the sales tax, making eligible sales fully tax-free.