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Cortland County’s 2021 Sale Tax Collection One Of Largest Gains in CNY Region


Cortland County has already pocketed its windfall and budgeted for it, sharing some with towns and the city.

County distributes 4th quarter tax collection millions to town, villages and city

But when it comes to the growth in sales tax last year, how does our county compare?

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli measured the gain here at nearly 21%, the largest percentage gain in the Central New York Region. One-third of all New York counties exceeded 20% growth.

Saratoga Springs had the strongest year-over-year increase of 32.5%, followed by Norwich (27.8%) and Ithaca at (23.4%).

Overall, New York local government sales tax collections totaled $19.6 billion in calendar year 2021, an increase of more than $3.1 billion, or 19.1 percent, compared to 2020.

See the full state report here.

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