Comptroller's Report: Sales Tax Still Drooping In Chenango County

By: Shawn Magrath

CHENANGO COUNTY - While local sales tax collections have taken a hit since the start of the pandemic, Chenango County is still faring better than most counties in New York’s Southern Tier, according to a new report from the state comptroller.

The report released last week shows Chenango County sales tax revenues have dropped 4.4 percent between January and July compared to the same time period in 2019. Meanwhile, surrounding counties are facing a sharper decline, including Broome (which faces an 8.4 percent drop) and Otsego (with a 6.3 percent drop).

The City of Norwich is reporting similar figures, with a 4.5 percent loss in sales taxes compared to this time last year.

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In the Southern Tier, only Delaware County is seeing an increase in sales tax collections, up 6.9 percent between January and July.

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