Sales tax receipts for the first 11 months of the year are up 18.5% from their COVID-depressed levels of a year ago.
One of the biggest comebacks of any county in New York has been in Cayuga, up 24.8% from last year, according to figures released today by the State Comptroller’s office. In Seneca County, the increase is 23.8%, in Ontario 23.1%, in Yates 22.3% and in Wayne County 16.9%
The city of Auburn has seen a 16.8% hike. What the state considers the Finger Lakes region, which includes Monroe County, is slightly behind other regions, with a 19.6% increase. Central New York, which includes Cayuga County, is up 20.9%. Western New Orleans York saw a 17.9% increase. The comeback has been the slowest in New York City, at 14.7%. For the month of November alone, sales tax receipts across the state are up by 17.5%
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