City not adding local tax to state clothing sales tax break

NORWICH The City will not be collecting a local government tax on clothing and shoes that cost less than $110 per item as shoppers get a year-long break from the New York State sales tax on clothing and shoes costing the same amount.

As of April 1, clothing and footwear costing less than $110 is exempt from the 4 percent state sales tax, offering a bit of financial relief for local shoppers. This limit was raised from $55 during the last fiscal year. The exemption does not pertain to jewelry, metals, or athletic and protective equipment, such as helmets.

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