California Sales Tax on Clothing California: Sales Tax Handbook


Are Clothing subject to sales tax?

While California's sales tax generally applies to most transactions, certain items have special treatment in many states when it comes to sales taxes. This page describes the taxability of clothing in California. To learn more, see a full list of taxable and tax-exempt items in California.

General Clothing
In the state of California, the exemptions allowed for any brand new children's clothing which was sold to any nonprofit organizations for the purpose of free distribution to elementary school children and any used clothing which is sold by certain thrift stores which are specifically benefiting the chronically ill.

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