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lisajl
09-03-2005, 10:07 PM
I know stupid question, but do you pay sales tax on clothing or shoes in PA?
We are planning a trip to Gettysburg in a few weeks and thought we would go to the outlet stores.

Thanks
Lisa

NJOYURLIFE
09-03-2005, 10:17 PM
There is no tax on regular clothing, but there is on formal wear or costumes. Shoes are also not taxable.

Have fun in Gettysburg.

lisajl
09-03-2005, 10:26 PM
thanks so much!
We will take a little extra to do some shopping!

Lisa

iNTeNSeBLue98
09-04-2005, 06:47 AM
Non-essential clothing like skiwear, swimwear are taxed (6%) in PA. Outerwear and essential clothing, shoes and accessories are not.

lisajl
09-04-2005, 07:49 AM
Thanks! My DH needs some new stuff as well as the kids. We will be staying near the Gettysburg outlet, so why not get it then and save some money?
:cool1:

HayGan
09-04-2005, 08:48 AM
For anyone else going to PA, there are certain areas that have additional sales tax (but not on clothing.) For instance, the sales tax in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) is actually 7% (6% state and 1% regional)

NJOYURLIFE
09-04-2005, 10:05 AM
Philadelphia also has the additional 1%.

CheapMom
09-04-2005, 11:31 AM
I beleive there is tax on clothing items above a certain amount- like any item over $100.00 is taxed- is that right?

HayGan
09-04-2005, 11:38 AM
I beleive there is tax on clothing items above a certain amount- like any item over $100.00 is taxed- is that right?

No. They do tax luxury clothing items such as fur coats though

disneychrista
09-04-2005, 07:03 PM
Being from California, I find it quite odd that clothing is not taxed, here everything is taxed, expect food/groceries.