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Residential Energy Tax Rate Change, Duchess County, New York


 ...in Duchess County, New York.

Residential energy sources and services in New York State are not subject to New York State sales and use tax. However, local sales and use taxes may be imposed on residential sources and services.

“Residential energy sources” refers to the following, when used for residential purposes:

  • Coal:
  • Electricity;
  • Fuel oil (except diesel motor fuel);
  • Gas, electric and steam services;
  • Natural gas;
  • Propane (sold in containers of 100 pounds or more);
  • Steam; and
  • Wood (for heating purposes only).

The New York Department of Taxation and Finance has updated the list of jurisdictions that tax residential energy sources and services. Effective March 1, 2014, Duchess County will impose sales tax on residential gas, propane (100 pounds or more), electricity and steam. These services will be taxed at a rate of 3 ¾%.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.