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Region sees significant growth in sales tax collection between 2018-19

Seneca, Yates counties big winners who saw largest increase in sales tax collection

Sales tax collection over the last two years has grown. With the continued success of the various tourism industries in the Finger Lakes – most counties saw an increase of some kind.

That said, Seneca and Yates counties saw the biggest increase in the region – each collecting between 6-9% more between 2018 and 2019.

Here’s how the growth broke down by county in the region:

– Cayuga County saw an increase of 2.1%
– Ontario County saw an increase of 3.4%
– Schuyler County saw an increase of 5.0%
– Steuben County saw an increase of 2.1%
– Seneca County saw an increase of 6.7%
– Tompkins County saw an increase of 5.1%
– Wayne County saw an increase of 4.5%
– Yates County saw an increase of 7.9%

Here’s how cities in the region broke down in the report:

– Ithaca saw an increase of 3.2%
– Auburn saw an increase of 5.0%

Check out the full-report by clicking here.


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