The Putnam Examiner

Putnam Sales Tax Holiday Set for August

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Putnam County legislators voted unanimously to request a partial sales tax holiday for 10 days in August.

Putnam County will hold a sales tax holiday in late August for certain clothing items, as the county legislature voted unanimously Wednesday to exempt some items from the county’s 4-percent tax for 10 days before the start of the school year.

Speaking at the legislature’s monthly voting meeting at the Historic Courthouse in Carmel, Legislative Chairman Rich Othmer said the tax break was aimed at back-to-school clothing purchases.

“Basically, we’re trying to have a tax-free shopping period within the county so people do not go over to the Danbury mall and they spend their money within the county here,” said Othmer. “They’re going to buy what they need for their kids for school, and they’re going to have other things they’re going to buy.”

The tax holiday would run from Aug. 16 to Aug. 25. Although the state’s 4-percent sales tax would not be affected, the holiday must still be approved by Albany. Bills have been introduced in each chamber by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) and Senator Greg Ball (R-Patterson).

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