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County Sees 2.4% Drop in Sales Tax Collections For Month of May

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Sales tax collections for Cortland County saw its third monthly decline for the year. For the month of May, sales tax collections were $3.05 million dollars, down 2.4% from May of ‘23. Overall though for the county, collections are up year to date, at $15.68 million dollars.


Throughout the state, sales tax collections increased by 3.9%, according to New York State Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli. Local collections totaled $1.78 billion dollars, an increase of $66.4 million.

Neighboring Tompkins County saw a 4.7% increase for the month of May, collections totaled $5.01 million. Year-to-date for Tompkins County remains relatively the same as 2023 numbers at $25.23 million dollars.

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