ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Essex County officials expect to see about $2 million more in revenue coming into county coffers each year as a result of a sales tax hike.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Adirondack county's one-quarter percent sales tax hike into law on Tuesday. The increase will bring the sales tax rate to 4 percent, if the Essex County Board of Supervisors approves the increase at its September meeting. That would give Essex County a total rate of 8 percent, combined with the state's 4 percent sales tax.
Surrounding counties already have an 8 percent sales tax rate.
The Plattsburgh Press-Republican reports (http://bit.ly/16vsS66 ) that County Manager Daniel Palmer told supervisors that the increased sales tax revenue will help, but won't close an anticipated $8 million budget gap next year.