ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Monroe County Legislature passed a slew of new proposals Tuesday evening, including one which would make certain clothing purchases exempt from sales tax charges.
Under the proposal, clothing and footwear purchases under $110 will be exempt from the county’s four percent sales tax. This will apply locally and to online purchases.
“Clothing is as essential as food,” Monroe County Executive Adam Bello said in a statement issued Tuesday. “With record inflation our residents need relief from the high costs of basic necessities like clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, coats and hats.”
The exemption would take effect March 1. Bello said it would save shoppers an estimated $12 million annually.
The county legislature also approved two separate measures to increase the income eligibility for seniors and those with disabilities applying for property tax exemptions.