HANNON CAUTIONS ALL NEW YORKERS: NEW SALES TAX HIKE TAKES EFFECT OCT. 1
Senator Kemp Hannon cautions all New Yorkers that a sales tax hike will soon take effect, as enacted by the Majority in Albany. On October 1, New York State will begin collecting 4 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing $110 or less as part of the 2010-2011 state budget.
“This sales tax is outrageous and unacceptable,” said Hannon, who voted against the tax and says it should be repealed. “The increase only inflicts more fiscal pain on hard-pressed families who are already struggling to make ends meet. Long Island cannot afford to be governed by these unprecedented tax and spend policies,” Hannon continued.
The sales tax reinstatement is expected to cost New Yorkers $330 million. It is a part of the nearly $4 BILLION in new taxes approved this year alone to allow Democratic leadership to continue their spending habits.
Items that were formerly exempt from state sales tax that will now be subject to the 4 percent tax that state Democrats approved as part of this year's tax-and-spend budget include such items as; dresses, uniforms, sleepwear, coats, hats, Scout uniforms, socks and even diapers.