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Department of Finance

Sales Tax

The County sales tax is collected by the State of New York. The current sales tax is 8.125% which is distributed as follows:
                 

State 4.00% effective June 2005
County 3.75% effective June 2004
MTA 0.375% effective June 2005

If you need a sales tax identification number in New York, you must apply for it from the New York Department of Taxation and Finance.

The Business Tax Information Center can be reached by calling 800-972-1233.

Additional tax information can be found at the following internet addresses:

            For general New York State tax information:
            www.tax.state.ny.us/

            For sales tax information from New York State Department of Taxation and Finance:
           http://www.tax.ny.gov/bus/st/stidx.htm            

            For sales tax publications:
            http://www.tax.state.ny.us/pubs_and_bulls/publications/sales_pubs.htm