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NEW New York State Sales Tax Exemption

Effective immediately, clothing and footwear priced under $110 USD will be exempt from NYS' 4% sales tax. Total cost of qualifying clothing and footwear items can exceed $110 USD as long as each individual item costs less than $110 USD.

How much can I spend shopping in Buffalo without paying duty at the border?

The longer you stay, the more you can spend, so book your overnight stay in Buffalo! But if you really need to know...

(Effective 6/1/12)
Out of country within 24 hours CA $0
More than 24 hours, but less than 48 hours CA $200
More than 48 hours, but less than 7 days CA $800
More than 7 days CA $800


When it comes to making Canadians happy, no U.S. city is closer than Buffalo.

We love Canada. And you don't have to take our word for it. Whether it's our hockey obsession, our Tragically Hip fanaticism, or our good-natured approach to life, it's obvious that Buffalo is a Canadian border town. And because our neighbours to the north are such a part of the fabric of the Queen City, it makes for a one-of-a-kind getaway for Canadians - a smorgasbord of unique shopping and sporting events, a kaleidoscopic arts scene and equally vibrant dining options, a place full of new and exciting things to do that still feels a whole lot like home. So the next time you're thinking about a U.S.A. getaway, why not pick the only city where you can bond over your hatred of the Red Wings, while downing a plate of hot wings?

Oh and in case we don't say it enough, THANK YOU for visiting Buffalo as often as you do. We appreciate your neighborly visits and love having you in town.  As always, if you have any questions our staff at both the Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center in downtown Buffalo and our NEW Buffalo Niagara Airport Visitor Center are happy to help!

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