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Tax-free in NYS for back to school clothing

Believe it or not, it’s back-to-school time again!Preparing our kids for a new school year can be a fun and exciting time, but with so many families feeling an economic crunch these days, it can be a stressful time as well.Senator Mike Nozzolio wants to remind you of some good news that could help your back-to-school budget. Shoppers do not have to pay the 4% state sales tax on clothing purchases up to $110.Clothing purchases can be a big part of a family budget, and I was pleased to support this tax cut to help hardworking New Yorkers keep more money in their pockets. Repealing the sales tax on clothing is projected to save a typical family of four nearly $200 a year.In addition to the new “Middle Class Tax Cut” that slashed income tax rates to their lowest levels in 58 years, and the new Property Tax Cap that’s helping to curb runaway school property taxes, the clothing tax repeal is another way I am working to bring relief to hardworking taxpayers of Upstate New York .For more information about the repeal of the clothing sales tax, visit the Tax Department’s website.

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