Saturday, February 20, 2021

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Local Sales Tax Collections Down 5.9% in January

DiNapoli: January Local Sales Tax Collections
Down 5.9 Percent

Local government sales tax collections statewide were down 5.9 percent in January compared to the same time last year, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced. Collections totaled $1.5 billion, down $95 million from January 2020.

The decline was less than the 8.4 percent drop in December and the double-digit declines in the earlier months of the pandemic (April-June).

More Than 1.7 Million New York Adults
Suffer from Food Scarcity

New York ranks seventh among all the states in the percentage of adults who are experiencing food scarcity, at 14 percent compared to the 11 percent national rate, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest Household Pulse Survey.

More than 1.7 million New York adults live in households that sometimes or often in the past week did not have enough to eat, according to the Census survey in late January and early February. (The Census Bureau refers to either “food scarcity” or “food insufficiency” to characterize these findings.) Children are not counted in the Census data. Including them would add substantially to the total.

For more current highlights on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the State’s finances and economy, visit our web page. This office is committed to keeping New Yorkers regularly updated on the State’s economy and finances.

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