SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) - New York’s sales tax exemption on shoes and clothing will double from $55 to $110 on Sunday. That means you can spend up to $110 on clothing and shoes and not have to pay the state’s 4% sales tax.
The expanded exemption is great news for Daniela Tartaro who works more than 30 hours a week to put herself through college. She does everything she can to cut expenses.
"I think it’s good because with gas prices being high that's money I can save and put towards gas or something else so its a big help," said Tartaro.
Currently, there is only a sales tax exemption on select items that are $55 or less.
With the extension set to double on Sunday, store owners at the Carousel Center expect sales to pick up.
"I expect it to be crazy busy tomorrow. We're going to be fully staffed. I know the mall's going to be doing exactly the same thing and its going to be a Sunday which is usually a pretty busy day anyway, but with no tax its going to be killer,” said Jamie Bird, assistant manager at CCS.
Bird is already preparing his staff for Sunday. As an assistant manager and consumer, he knows this is a break that many shoppers will need.
"There's got to be a day where some of us don't have to pay tax. It’s nice for everybody. Me personally, I know I'll be buying a lot of stuff,” said Bird.
Tartaro plans to buy a lot of “stuff” too.
"I'm excited, definitely going shopping tomorrow and until it’s over I'm going to shop as much as I can during that time. I don't want to pay taxes for it,” she said.
Most counties, including Onondaga, will continue collecting its sales tax on clothing and footwear.
Chenango, Wayne and Madison County, with the exception of the City of Oneida, will not.