The clothing exemption applies to clothing suitable for general use. The clothing exemption does not apply to the following, which are taxable: fur clothing, clothing accessories or equipment, sports or recreational equipment, or protective equipment.
Examples of taxable clothing accessories or equipment:
Handbags and purses
Billfolds and wallets
Cell phone accessories
Crib blankets, sheets, mattress pads
Hair clips and accessories
Examples of taxable sport or recreational equipment:
Ballet and tap shoes
Life preservers and vests
Cleated or spiked athletic shoes
Protective masks or shields (mouth or shin guards)
You should separately state sales tax on the customer’s invoice. If you include sales tax in the price, you must note that the item has tax included on the receipt or post a sign stating tax is included.
Some cities and counties have local sales and use taxes. If you are located in or make sales into an area with a local tax, you may owe local sales and use tax. For more information, see Local Sales and Use Taxes.
To determine the sales tax rate, use the location where the product is received by the customer, typically your business or a delivery address. You can use our Sales Tax Rate Map or Sales Tax Rate Calculator to help you determine the sales tax rate.
Note: The map and rate calculator do not include special local taxes.