2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 54 - TAXATION
Section 54:32B-8.4 - Clothing, footwear, exemption from tax; definitions.


NJ Rev Stat § 54:32B-8.4 (2013) What's This?

54:32B-8.4 Clothing, footwear, exemption from tax; definitions.

16. a. Receipts from sales of articles of clothing and footwear for human use are exempt from the tax imposed under the "Sales and Use Tax Act." This exemption does not apply to fur clothing, clothing accessories or equipment, sport or recreational equipment, or protective equipment.

b.Receipts from sales of protective equipment necessary for the daily work of the user are exempt from the tax imposed under the "Sales and Use Tax Act."

c.Receipts from sales of sewing materials, such as fabrics, thread, knitting yarn, buttons and zippers, purchased by noncommercial purchasers for incorporation into clothing as a constituent part thereof, are exempt from the tax imposed under the "Sales and Use Tax Act."

d.As used in this section:

"Clothing" means all human wearing apparel suitable for general use. Clothing shall not include: clothing accessories or equipment, sport or recreational equipment, protective equipment, sewing equipment and supplies, or sewing materials that become part of clothing.

"Clothing accessories or equipment" means incidental items worn on the person or in conjunction with clothing.

"Fur clothing" means clothing that is required to be labeled as a fur product under 15 U.S.C. s.69, and the value of the fur components in the product is more than three times the value of the next most valuable tangible component. For the purposes of this section, "fur" means any animal skin or part thereof with hair, fleece, or fur fibers attached thereto, either in its raw or processed state, but shall not include such skins that have been converted into leather or suede, or which in processing the hair, fleece, or fur fiber has been completely removed.

"Protective equipment" means items for human wear and designed as protection of the wearer against injury or disease or as protections against damage or injury of other persons or property but not suitable for general use.

"Sport or recreational equipment" means items designed for human use and worn in conjunction with an athletic or recreational activity that are not suitable for general use.

L.1980, c.105, s.16; amended 2005, c.126, s.9; 2008, c.123, s.8.


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