2005-01-14 / Community

Pheffer Announces ‘Tax Free Week’

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that families will soon be getting a much-needed tax break. Last year’s budget designated January 31 through February 6 free from state sales tax on clothing and footwear purchases less than $110 per item.

“In the past, tax-free clothing weeks have been a tremendous success in New York. Suspending the state sales tax is a great way for New York’s families to save money. This year’s tax-free week will provide families with another opportunity to save as they shop for clothes,” said Pheffer.

This tax exemption will waive the state’s 4.25 percent sales tax on clothes and shoes under $110, and also gives local counties the opportunity to exempt their portion of the sales tax. Forty-nine of the state’s sixty-two counties will take part in the clothing sales tax-free week, including New York City.

The sales tax elimination will increase retail sales by encouraging shoppers to stay in our community instead of traveling to other tax-free states and will help boost local economies. Pheffer encourages everyone to support local businesses and take advantage of the tax-free week.

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