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New York shoppers getting tax break on clothing

March 29, 2012 6:42:07 AM PDT
Shoppers are about to get a yearlong break from the state sales tax on some clothing and footwear bought in New York.

The state tax department says that as of April 1, the 4 percent tax won't be collected on items that cost less than $110, a limit raised from $55 during the past year.

Most local governments will continue to collect their sales taxes, but New York City, the city of Norwich and nine counties won't.

The counties are Chautauqua, Chenango, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Hamilton, Tioga, Wayne and Madison County outside the city of Oneida.

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