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Cortland County Sees Another Month of Sales Tax Collections Decrease


The numbers are in for the latest report for sales tax collections throughout the State of New York by State Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli’s Office. While overall, sales tax collections in the state were up an average of 1.6% in the month of February in part to growth in the New York City area, Cortland County saw a decrease of 2.3% when compared to last year.

“February’s local sales tax collections grew at a modest pace, year over year, after coming in nearly flat in January,” DiNapoli said. “But this was largely driven by New York City, with nearly all regions outside the city experiencing year-over-year declines for the month. It is imperative that local government officials take these results into consideration as they make budgetary decisions.”

Sales tax collections for the county for the month of February totaled $2.77 million dollars, for February of 2023, the county collected $2.84 million dollars. Neighboring Tompkins County saw a larger decrease in collections for the month of February when compared to last year. Tompkins County was down 3.1% with collections totaling $4.68 million dollars.

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