Requiring retailers to charge sales tax is common amongst many states in the US. Below is a list of states where clothing is taxable.
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California – Sales tax exemptions allowed for some nonprofits and thrift stores providing clothing to the needy.
Connecticut – Clothing and footwear that costs more than $1,000 is subject to the luxury goods tax. (As of July 1, 2015.)
District of Columbia
Idaho – Some exemptions regarding free clothing for charity apply.
Mississippi – Clothing, footwear, and accessories used in motion pictures may be exempt.
Ohio – Some protective clothing/gear may be tax exempt.
South Carolina – Some protective clothing/gear may be tax exempt.
Tennessee – Sales tax exemptions allowed for some nonprofits and thrift stores providing used clothing to the needy.
Virginia – Some protective clothing/gear may be tax exempt.
In which states are clothing Tax Exempt?
These states do not consider clothing taxable, but many of them include exceptions, so find your state to find out more about the taxability of clothing.
Clothing is mostly tax exempt, but exemption is limited to the first $175 of an article of clothing. Certain clothing and footwear designed for athletic activity or protective use are taxable.
Clothing is tax exempt, but accessories, most protective equipment, sports and recreational clothing, and fur clothing are taxable.
Clothing is tax exempt, but fur clothing, clothing accessories or equipment, sport or recreational equipment, or protective equipment are taxable. Protective equipment is only exempt when purchased for the daily work of the user and worn as part of a work uniform or work clothing.
Clothing is tax exempt, but exemption is limited to clothing and footwear costing less than $110 per item or pair. Clothing and footwear costing $110 or more per item or pair are taxable.
Clothing is tax exempt, but accessories, fur clothing, ornamental and formal clothing, and sports-related clothing are taxable.
Clothing is tax exempt, but accessories, protective clothing and athletic clothing are taxable. Effective October 1, 2012, exemption only applies to first $250 of sales price per item of clothing. (Meaning only the amount above $250 is subject to sales tax.)
Clothing is tax exempt, but clothing accessories or equipment, protective equipment, and sports clothing/equipment are taxable.
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