Sales tax collections for Rockland, Putnam and Westchester counties and New York state were up for the third quarter of the year—July through September—compared to the same period last year, according to data released by the state Department of Taxation and Finance this week. They are down for Mount Vernon and White Plains and higher for New Rochelle and Yonkers than in 2011.
The state collected $2.87 billion for the quarter, up 2.1 percent from $2.81 billion for the third quarter of 2011. Cumulative collections for the year are up slightly (less than 1 percent) for 2012 than for last year—$8.42 billion versus $8.36 billion.
These are the three-month totals for 2012 and 2011, respectively, for Lower Hudson Valley counties and cities:
Westchester County—$112,691,086; $111,387,727, up 1.2 percent
Rockland County—$43,096,742; $42,997,066, up 0.2 percent
Putnam County—$13,185,294; $12,960,637, up 1.7 percent
Mount Vernon—$4,174,458; $4,234,740, down 1.4 percent
New Rochelle—$6,220,971; $5,984,494, up 4 percent
White Plains—$11,870,482; $12,699,968, down 6.5 percent
Yonkers—$9,680,598; $9,130,797, up 6 percent