DiNapoli: local sales tax collections up nearly 12% in July

Local sales tax collections in New York State rose 11.9% in July compared to the same month in 2021, according to analysis released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Overall, local collections totaled $1.8 billion, up $188 million from July last year.

“Growth in statewide local sales tax collections continued to be strong in July, despite many counties participating in the gas tax exemption,” DiNapoli said. . “However, it is important that local authorities continue to monitor economic factors that impact overall sales tax revenue.”

New York City collections totaled $776 million, an increase of 19.5% – or $127 million – from July 2021. A majority of counties saw year-over-year growth on the other of the July collections, Schuyler County saw the biggest increase at 19.6%, followed by Cattaraugus (13.3%) and Yates (12.6%). Conversely, Monroe County saw the largest decline (-4.6%).

Monthly sales tax distributions paid to taxing counties and cities are based on estimates from the Department of Taxation and Finance. In the third month of each quarter of the calendar year, these distributions are adjusted up or down so that the quarter as a whole reflects the sales reported by the suppliers. The next quarterly figures (for July-September) will be available in October and will be the first to reflect the sales tax impact of the gas tax exemption on a county-by-county basis.

Monthly local sales tax collections by county and region (for a detailed monthly breakdown)

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