Does PA pay sales tax on clothing?

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  1. lisajl

    lisajl <Font color=green>This is our dog Chloe!<br><font

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    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.

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    Lisa
     
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  3. NJOYURLIFE

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    There is no tax on regular clothing, but there is on formal wear or costumes. Shoes are also not taxable.

    Have fun in Gettysburg.
     
  4. lisajl

    lisajl <Font color=green>This is our dog Chloe!<br><font

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    thanks so much!
    We will take a little extra to do some shopping!

    Lisa
     
  5. iNTeNSeBLue98

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    Non-essential clothing like skiwear, swimwear are taxed (6%) in PA. Outerwear and essential clothing, shoes and accessories are not.
     
  6. lisajl

    lisajl <Font color=green>This is our dog Chloe!<br><font

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    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?
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  7. HayGan

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    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)
     
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    Philadelphia also has the additional 1%.
     
  9. CheapMom

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    I beleive there is tax on clothing items above a certain amount- like any item over $100.00 is taxed- is that right?
     
  10. HayGan

    HayGan We could all use some pixie dust now and then :)<b

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

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    Being from California, I find it quite odd that clothing is not taxed, here everything is taxed, expect food/groceries.
     

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