Local sales tax collections increased 4.7 percent in 2019, a report released Monday by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's office found.
That's slower than the 5.3 percent growth in 2018, but it was still among the stronger sales tax receipts of the last decade.
All told, $18.3 billion in local sales tax revenue was collected last year.
“The economic climate in New York state was positive through 2019 with continued employment and wage growth,” DiNapoli said. “Although all regions saw increased sales tax collections, the upstate regions had weaker collections than the downstate region.”
The Mid-Hudson Valley and New York City saw the sharpest growth above the statewide average. Seventeen cities outside of New York City saw sales tax revenue increase, with Oneida having the strongest growth of 8.6 percent, the report found.