NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s 4 percent sales tax on clothing is back in full effect, just in time for the cold-weather shopping season.

The state had previously enacted a temporary exemption on clothing costing less than $110, but the discount ended on Friday.

The change caught some shoppers by surprise. Darlene Kennedy told WSYR-TV in Syracuse that she hadn’t known the tax was going up.
In the Bronx, 23-year-old Tirsi Siri told the New York Post that, as a single mother with bills to pay, the extra tax was an unwelcome surprise.

New York City is still waiving its municipal tax on garments under $110.

And shoppers will again get a break on the state’s tax in April, but only for clothing and footwear items costing less than $55.

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