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Comptroller: Local sales tax collections stronger

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Created: November 16, 2019 08:37 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state’s comptroller says local sales tax collections are up from last year.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reported Friday that third-quarter local sales tax collections in New York totaled $4.8 billion. That’s up 6.3% over the same July-through-September period last year and the strongest quarter of this year.

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DiNapoli says increased internet sales tax revenue may have contributed to the uptick.

Regional growth was strongest in the mid-Hudson region at 5.3% and New York City at 5%.

Year-to-date sales tax collections totaled $13.5 billion, an increase of 4.3% over last year.


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