Sales tax collections, an important source of revenue for local governments, rose a brisk 6.3% in New York in the quarter ending September 30 compared to the same period a year earlier, new state government data shows.
Out of the 57 counties outside New York City, 51 posted gains in tax collections, with the six counties that experienced a drop located in upstate rural regions, according to the figures released by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office.
The higher collections overall could reflect the fact that the state in June expanded its efforts to impose taxes on purchases from Internet retailers that previously were not charging sales taxes to New York consumers.
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by joe mahoney
October 17, 2019