Chautauqua County Sales Tax Collections See 35% Boost, Comptroller Says

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MAYVILLE – Sales tax collections in Chautauqua County saw a nearly 35 percent boost from this time last year.

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced the news on Tuesday.

He says collections totaled close to $7.3 million dollars.

Meanwhile, across the state collections totaled close to $1.6 billion dollars, up $276 million from July of last year; a 20 percent increase.

Last month’s significant growth in local sales taxes reflects those collections during the same month of 2020 were weak, DiNapoli explains, with sales activity still recovering from the first wave of the pandemic.

However, collections were also strong even by comparison with pre-pandemic 2019, growing 11 percent, or $159 million, over July of that year.


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