New York State – Changes in sales tax clothing exemption effective April 1, 2012

Sales of eligible clothing and footwear for less than $110 are exempt from state sales tax 

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.

  • TSB-M-12(3)S, State Sales Tax Exemption for Clothing and Footwear Costing less than $110 is Restored Effective April 1, 2012

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New York State and Local Annual Sales and Use Tax Return – Due date March 20, 2012

Instructions for Form ST-101 New York State and Local Annual Sales and Use Tax Return For tax period: March 1, 2011, through February 29, 2012

You must file a return even if you had no taxable sales and made no purchases subject to tax. Filers who owe more than $3,000 in tax for this annual
filing period must begin to file quarterly (or possibly monthly) returns.

Even if you filed one or more quarterly returns for this annual period and then changed to annual filing status, you must enter your sales and use tax information
on Form ST‑101 and all required schedules for the entire annual period.

ST-101 (Fill-in & Save) ST-101-I (Instructions) New York State and Local Annual Sales and Use Tax Return — Due date: Tuesday, March 20, 2012  This form can be completed electronically using your computer, then saved and printed for filing with the Tax Department. Other than Adobe Reader 6.0.2 or higher, no special software is required.

Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, August 12-14, 2011

Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m., Friday, August 12, 2011, and end at midnight Sunday, August 14, 2011. During this period, no sales tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $75 or less, or on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less.


Arkansas 2011 Sales Tax Holiday

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday August 6, 2011, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday August 7, 2011, the State of Arkansas will hold its sales tax holiday allowing shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain School Supplies, School Art Supplies, School Instructional Materials, and clothing free of state and local sales or use tax.