Thanks to our craptastic state revenue situation, the NY State sales tax exemption for clothing and shoes under $110 ends on Thursday—which means you'll be paying 4.375%—4% for NY State, 0.375% for the commuter tax—starting on Friday. (The city's 4.5% tax is still exempt for items under $110.) Then, on April 1, 2011, the state exemption returns, but only for items under $55; in other words, clothing and shoes under $55 will be tax free in NYC.