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Dutchess County sales tax exemption started March 1

Mar 02, 2022 12:45 am

MidHudson News is reporting beginning March 1, anyone shopping in Dutchess County shops and stores will not have to pay sales tax on clothing or footwear items costing less than $110. The sales tax exemption on clothing and footwear was adopted as part of the county's 2022 budget. Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said, “Starting Tuesday, residents and visitors will now pay less when they need to make essential clothing and footwear purchases. Combined, we are delivering $20 million in sustained tax relief.” In New York, clothing, footwear, and items used to make or repair exempt clothing which are sold for less than $110 per item or pair are currently exempt from the state’s four percent sales tax. Dutchess County is one of only nine counties in New York to eliminate county sales tax on clothing and footwear items and the only county in the mid-Hudson Valley region to do so. Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Gregg Pulver said, “At a time when many costs are going up for families, I am very proud that Dutchess County government is doing all we can to lower costs for our residents.” County retailers were notified of the sales tax change by the state Department of Taxation and Finance. Specific details of the exemption are available online. Read the full story at MidHudsonNews [dot] com.