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Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind

The final sales tax numbers for Cayuga County’s multiple municipal governments show a strong year for the city of Auburn, but a weak performance by towns and villages in the area.

As a whole, sales tax receipts in Cayuga County reached $46.27 million, up from $45.67 million in 2017. The increase was driven primarily by a strong performance in Auburn, although the amount collected by the county’s towns and villages decreased year-over-year.

The towns and villages, along with the Cayuga County government, split the sales tax collected from sales outside the city of Auburn.

Compared to December of 2017, the city of Auburn saw an approximately 7.9-percent increase in the sales tax collected, increasing from $8.57 million to $9.25 million.

Meanwhile, will the county government’s portion went up 1.3-percent, from $22.84 million to $23.13 million, the share collected by the towns and villages decreased.

Towns received $12.21 million. down 2.7-percent from $12.54 million in 2017. Villages similarly saw collections decrease 2.4-percent, going from $1.72 million to $1.68 million.

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