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Sales tax numbers are up for November…BUT


Statewide local sales tax collections grew by 17.5% in November compared to the same month in 2020, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has announced.

Overall, local collections totaled almost $1.6 billion, up $235 million from November of last year. Collections for the month were also notably robust when compared to pre-pandemic levels, up 9.2% (or $133 million) from November of 2019.

“As has been the case the past several months, November’s sales tax collections were greatly improved over last year,” DiNapoli said. “Although the bulk of holiday spending is expected to be reflected in December collections, November collections may have benefited from earlier shopping this year.”

Sales tax revenue for Cortland County is also up, but the comparison is to the COVID challenged November of a year ago.

The state reports November 2021 sales tax revenue in our county was $33.6 million. That’s up 23% from 2020.


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