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Tax-Free Shopping

Tax advantage of the three (3) City and State sales-tax-free periods -- nine days in total over the summer months. Purchases of goods and services up to $500 will be exempt from the 8.25% sales tax during these tax-free periods. Tax-free activities include eating in restaurants, staying at hotels and motels, and buying items such as clothes, pre-paid phone cards, CDs and electronics equipment. Motor fuel, cigarettes and tobacco products are not included.

Read the Mayor's Press Release

Lower Manhattan Areas
  • Soho to the Lower East Side
  • Chinatown to Battery Park City
Tax-Free Periods
  • Sunday, June 9th through Tuesday, June 11th
  • Tuesday, July 9th through Thursday, July 11th
  • Tuesday, August 20th through Thursday, August 22nd


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