Sales Tax Slump In Chenango County

By: Shawn Magrath

CHENANGO COUNTY – Chenango County is lumped in with a statewide trend of slowing sales tax, according to a recent report from the New York Comptroller.

Numbers released in July show that New York sales tax collections for the first half of the year grew at a moderate pace compared to 2018.

Across Chenango County, tax collections through July are down slightly – about $270,000 or 1.9 percent from last year. The City of Norwich, on the other hand, has grown 5.5 percent, according to the comptroller’s report.

Except Delaware County, bordering counties have faired slightly better, with Madison, Cortland and Tioga counties each increasing sales tax by three to five percent. Broome County has seen an increase of more than 7 percent.

To date, 13.7 million has been collected by the Chenango County Treasurer’s Office. What’s collected by the end of the year is distributed to local municipalities.

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