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DiNapoli: Local Sales Tax Collections Grew 5.1% in November

December 19, 2023

Local sales tax collections in New York state increased by 5.1% in November compared to the same month in 2022, according to data released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Overall, local collections totaled $1.81 billion, up $88.6 million compared to the same time last year.

“Local sales tax collections continued to grow in November,” DiNapoli said. “Consumers across the state increased their spending heading into the holiday season, with all regions seeing year-over-year increases for the month.”

For November 2023, compared with November 2022:

  • New York City’s collections totaled $815 million, an increase of 5.8%, or $45 million.
  • County and city collections in the rest of the state totaled $887 million, an increase of 4.4%.
  • Nearly all (55 out of 57) counties experienced year-over-year increases.

These monthly sales tax collections are from the cash distributions made to counties and tax-imposing cities by the state Department of Taxation and Finance, and the amounts are based on estimates of what each municipality is due. In the third month of each calendar year quarter, these distributions are adjusted upward or downward, so that the quarter as a whole reflects reported sales by vendors. The next quarterly numbers (for October to December) will be available in January.

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Monthly Local Sales Tax Collections by County and Region