Break on Sales Tax in New York For Clothing & Footwear

Real Estate Agent with Shahar Management

Just in time for Spring, New Yorkers are getting a much-needed tax break. As of April 1st, we’ll no sales tax reductionlonger have to pay the four percent state portion of the sales tax on clothing and footwear purchases up to $110 per item. This will save consumers an estimated $210 million over the year.

Governor Cuomo’s plan, which took effect January 1st, included a new personal income tax rate that will save middle class New Yorkers over $690 million annually. Under the new rate structure, middle class New Yorkers are now paying the lowest tax rates in 58 years. This means that the average New Yorker will save between $300 and $400 in income taxes for 2012.

The Governor and the Legislature's plan also eliminated the MTA payroll tax for over 700,000 taxpayers who own small businesses or make less than $50,000 a year in self-employed income. This will save New Yorkers an additional $250 million a year.

Combined, the Governor’s tax cuts will save middle class New Yorkers and small businesses $900 million this year. 

Click here to learn more about the Governor’s Fair Tax Plan.

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Wow, how nice.  Our tax is SB County is 7 1/2 percent, and 8 1/2 percent in Los Angeles County.  Could we get our governor to talk to Mr. Cuomo?  A

Apr 07, 2012 07:37 AM #1
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Alex- I am on it!  LOL

Apr 08, 2012 05:18 AM #2
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

That is great!  I like to see people being able to save matter how it gets done.  This was really great information, Deb.

Apr 20, 2012 05:12 AM #3
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Debra,

This is such a wonderful idea your Governor put into action. Here in California, our state is so broke and they are laying off govt employees, teachers, and just thinking of ways to tax us more and more. I guess most of the states are in the same boat but you must have a very progressive governor.

Happy Earth Day 2012 weekend.

Apr 20, 2012 12:41 PM #4
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