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Seneca, Yates both see significant increases in sales tax revenue

Yates County leads New York State in the year-over-year increase of third quarter sales tax revenue with a 9% gain, bringing the year-to-date revenues to $11.1 million, just shy of the $12.2 million anticipated in the 2019 budget.

Acting Administrator Nonie Flynn says the county’s pace is pointing toward total revenues that will eclipse the target for this year’s budget.

“If we stay flat with last year (2018) for the last five collections, we will gross over $13.5 million, however, the Aid to Municipalities payment for the towns will be taken out in December, making the projection more like $13.3 million,” she explains.

Seneca County came in with 8.3% increase for the third quarter, while Ontario had a 3.3%, Schuyler had a 3.0%, and Steuben had a 0.6% increase.

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