According to a report released Monday by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, local sales tax collection growth accelerated in 2017 as collections across the state grew by 620-MILLION dollars from the year before. It marks the highest year-over-year growth since 2013.
The Finger Lakes recorded the strongest 2017 regional sales tax growth, which increased 4.9 percent from 2016 and outperformed every other region in the state thanks to a strong year-over-year growth in the second half of sales collections for the year. Seneca County recorded an 8.41 percent sales tax collection increase to 25.1-MILLION dollars. Wayne County’s collections grew by 3.96-PERCENT to 42.7-MILLION dollars and Ontario County saw its collections increase by 2.91-percent to 81.1-MILLION dollars.
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