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Assemblyman Cusick

Sales tax on clothing and footwear eliminated

Putting more money in the pockets of
Staten Island families

Repeal of sales tax gives consumers
more dollars and retailers more business

checkmark Assemblyman Cusick fought for a budget that rejected the governor’s call to make the sales tax on clothing and footwear permanent, saving New York City consumers an estimated $230 million this year


Effective April 1, consumers no longer pay New York State’s 4 percent tax on clothing and footwear purchases under $110


Now Staten Islanders can shop at home instead of crossing the bridge to New Jersey for tax savings

Working to save you money

checkmark Last year, Assemblyman Cusick sponsored a law to exempt New York City’s 4 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear under $110 (Ch. 285 of 2005)


By fighting this year to eliminate New York State’s sales tax, Assemblyman Cusick has helped make a majority of clothing purchases tax-free

“This regressive tax has hurt the buying power and savings accounts of Staten Island’s working families and has made our local businesses less competitive. Ending the sales tax puts more money in consumers’ pockets and will provide a boost to our local economy.”

— Assemblyman Cusick

Assemblyman Michael J. Cusick Assemblyman Michael J. Cusick
1911 Richmond Ave. • Staten Island, NY 10314 • (718) 370-1384