Sales Tax Revenue – Up 4.2% in Onondaga County

Syracuse, N.Y. – County Executive Joanie Mahoney announced today that County Sales Tax Revenue is up 4.2% through April when compared to the same time period last year. This represents an overall increase of $2.6 million.

Onondaga County Executive, Joanie Mahoney

County Executive Joanie Mahoney said, “These latest sales tax numbers are welcomed news and further proof that the local economy is growing here in Onondaga County. As we continue to rely more on sales tax instead of property tax, investments like the St. Joe’s Amp, New York State Fairgrounds and our local agricultural community will ensure we continue to see the growth we need to operate County government without burdening the property taxpayer.”

The increase in sales tax dollars also means the City of Syracuse will receive an additional $600,000 as compared to the same period last year. Tens of thousands of people drive into the city every day for work and the increased revenue recognizes and supports them as the economic engine it is for our entire region.

“We are all in this together,” said County Executive Joanie Mahoney.