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Local sales tax collections up in New York, says comptroller

New York state's comptroller says local sales tax collections are up so far this year.

Posted: Aug 2, 2018 1:41 PM
Updated: Aug 2, 2018 1:50 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state's comptroller says local sales tax collections are up so far this year.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released a report saying collections grew 6 percent statewide in the first six months of 2018. Local collections totaled $8.5 billion over the period statewide compared to $8 billion last year.


Photo courtesy of NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's report

Photo courtesy of NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's report

The report shows collections grew in 54 of the 57 counties outside of New York City. New York City's sales tax collections grew by 6.9 percent, its highest year-over-year increase since 2013.

“Outside of New York City, the highest regional increases in the state were in the Southern Tier (5.8 percent), Mohawk Valley (5.8 percent), Mid-Hudson (5.8 percent), Capital District (5.6 percent) and Long Island (5.5 percent),” DiNapoli’s report reads.

DiNapoli said the upcoming back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons could boost local collections even more. But he cautioned that sales tax can be an unpredictable revenue source for local governments.

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