What Is the New York City Sales Tax Rate?


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The New York City sales tax rate in 2015 is 4.5 percent, but when combined with state sales tax of 4 percent and a transportation surcharge of 0.375 percent, the total climbs to 8.875 percent. The city doesn't collect sales tax on footwear and clothing that cost less than $110.

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Clothing and footwear that cost at least $110 receive the regular rate of 8.875 percent. The city and state sales taxes apply to a variety of services and retail items, although exclusions exist for medicine, diapers, unprepared and packaged food, and some objects involved in the manufacture and repair of clothing.

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