Beginning April 1, 2012, the New York State sales tax clothing exemption is restored to the original less-than-$110 threshold.
Sales of eligible clothing and footwear costing less than $110 per item or pair are exempt from the state's 4% sales tax and local tax in those localities that enacted the exemption.
These sales are only exempt from the ⅜% Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (MCTD) tax in those localities within the MCTD that enacted the exemption from their local tax.
- Pub 718-C, Sales and Use Tax Rates on Clothing and Footwear
- TSB-M-12(3)S, State Sales Tax Exemption for Clothing and Footwear Costing less than $110 is Restored Effective April 1, 2012
- TSB-M-11(3)S, Sales Tax Exemption for Clothing and Footwear Effective April 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012
- TSB-M-06(6)S, Year-Round Sales and Use Tax Exemptions of Clothing, Footwear, and Items Used to Make or Repair Exempt Clothing (for a complete description of the clothing and footwear exemption and a listing of exempt and taxable items)
Here for the article from the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance.