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New York sales tax collection rises 3%: How are Finger Lakes counties doing compared to 2022?

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Sales tax collections in New York reached nearly $6 billion in the second quarter of 2023, marking a 3% increase from the same period last year, according to a report released by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office.


The data showed local government sales tax collections totaling $5.7 billion between April and June, reflecting both growth in some areas and decline in others.

Here’s how counties across the Finger Lakes fared in the report, represented by percent change in the second quarter between 2022 and 2023:

Cayuga: -1.6%
Livingston: -7.2%
Monroe: -0.8%
Ontario: +2.3%
Onondaga: +7%
Schuyler: +7%
Seneca: -1.5%
Steuben: +0.6%
Tompkins: +4.1%
Wayne: +3%
Yates: +13.5%

In contrast, gas tax collections decreased by 19%, attributed to a 21% drop in gas prices compared to the same period in 2022.