Senator Kemp Hannon reminds constituents that purchases of clothing and shoes (priced up to $110) are permanently exempt from New York State sales tax.
"There is no more waiting for a special tax-free weekend before doing
your shopping - every week is state sales tax-free week," Senator Hannon said.
For a complete list of state tax-exempt clothing, footwear and items used to make or repair exempt clothing, visit http://www.tax.state.ny.us/pdf/memos/sales/m06_6s.pdf.
Senator Hannon added, "Ending the state sales tax on clothing is just one of the numerous victories for hardworking, overburdened taxpayers. Several new laws and initiatives that I fought for will save taxpayers hundreds of dollars."
These initiatives include a tax rebate check for homeowners; $330 tax credit per school-aged child; the elimination of the income tax marriage penalty; and a cap on the state gas tax to provide some relief for motorists.
Senator Kemp Hannon invites the public to join him at his Fifth Annual Family Health & Safety Expo, Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Island Trees Middle School, Wantagh Avenue, Levittown.
Highlights of the informative and entertaining event include exhibits focusing on first aid, child/family health, plus blood pressure screening, safe recreation, asthma screening and car seat safety checks.
Senator Hannon, in conjunction with the Nassau County Traffic Safety Department, is offering the child safety seat check. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling the Community Office at 739-1700.
"I created the Family Health and Safety Fair to make it simpler for parents and children to learn how to nurture and protect themselves. We will have information on many ways to make your lives healthy, full and safe, and many of the exhibits will be fun as well as educational," Senator Hannon said.
Other interactive exhibits will be featured by American Red Cross, LIPA, MADD-LI Chapter, Yours Ours Mine Community Ctr., Levittown Fire Department, State Farm Insurance, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Schneider Children's Hospital, New Island Hospital, New York Life Insurance Co., Coalition Against Child Abuse & Neglect, Nassau County Police Department, Reality Check, Nassau County Department of Health, Winthrop-University Hospital, Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Pulmonary Hypertension Association, Island Trees Public Library, LI Regional Poison and Drug Information Center, LI Children's Museum and Health & Welfare Council of LI.
All events and information are free. There will also be free refreshments courtesy of Dale & Thomas Popcorn and Long Island McDonald's.
Those unable to attend can call Senator Hannon's Community Office to obtain information about vital programs including the College Savings Program and New York State Health Insurance programs. For information call 739-1700 or visit www.kemphannon.com.