On the surface this is easily understood...there's been a 4% Sales Tax on all Clothing and Footwear for any purchases (of clothing and footwear) under $55.  Now, as of yesterday (April 1, 2012), the tax exemption gets BETTER.... the 4% tax exemption will apply to the purchase of any clothing and / or footwear under $110!

Now, you may not realize it but the tax ONLY APPLIES TO THE NYS 4% TAX... you will still pay the 4.75% County Tax!  That's still better than paying both the 4% AND the 4.75% sales tax...which you have been paying for any purchases over $55.00.... now you'll save that extra 4% for clothing and footwear for everything under $110.00.

Here's The Announcement: