Sales Tax Changes for New York Counties Coming March 1st.

Andrew Decker
February 17, 2023

Sales tax changes are scheduled to take effect in Monroe and Westchester Counties beginning March 1.

Monroe County has chosen to implement the exemption for clothing sold for under $110. This aligns the county with the state level exemption, meaning that such clothes will be fully exempt from sales tax in Monroe County. For a full list of counties and cities which allow for the exemption see Publication 718-C.

Westchester County temporarily exempted sales of residential energy from county sales tax beginning December 1. This exemption is set to expire at the end of February, meaning that the 4% county sales tax will once again apply to sales of residential energy. During the period between December 1 and February 28 certain city and school district in Westchester County continued to apply their own sales taxes. The combined county/city or county/school district rates in these locations will also increase to account for the imposition of the county tax. For more information on tax rates in these locations see Publication 718-R.

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Andrew Decker

Andrew Decker is a Senior Regulatroy Counsel at Sovos Compliance. Within Sovo’s Regulatory Analysis function, Andrew focuses on international VAT and GST issues and domestic sales tax issues. Andrew received a B.A. in Economics from Bates College and J.D. at Northeastern University School of Law. Andrew is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.
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