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Goggles, New York

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Whether shopping in Manhattan or upstate, remember that $110 is the magic number. All items below this amount fly under Uncle Sam’s radar, unless you’re in the market for sports attire, which is subject to some quirky exceptions. Goggles, for instance, are taxable (unless they’re prescription), but bicycle gloves and sweatbands are not.

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Goggles, New York

Whether shopping in Manhattan or upstate, remember that $110 is the magic number. All items below this amount fly under Uncle Sam’s radar, unless you’re in the market for sports attire, which is subject to some quirky exceptions. Goggles, for instance, are taxable (unless they’re prescription), but bicycle gloves and sweatbands are not.

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