Payment totals $ 5,003,673
Syracuse, N.Y. – Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon announced that Onondaga County was in receipt of the latest sales tax payment. The payment represents a cleanup payment for the month of June and totaled $5,003,673 which reflects a $475,194 thousand decrease year over year. Onondaga County is now down almost $26.5 million for the 2020 budget.
County Executive McMahon said, “Each sales tax payment we receive continues to demonstrate the real and critical need for help from our partners in the Federal Government. This revenue loss is because were told by, and agreed with, our Federal and State partners that the economy needed to be shut down for a period of time to help starve this virus.” McMahon continued, “Onondaga County has a proud tradition of strong fiscal discipline, but without action from Congress the very workforce and services that helped our community get through this pandemic are on the line. I urge Congress to act quickly and provide the desperately needed relief directly to local governments.”
The next sales tax payment is expected in September, though subject to change.