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New York Sales Tax Rate Changes, March 2015


 Corning, NY, is repealing its local sales and use tax.

Two local sales tax rate changes take effect in New York Department of Taxation and Finance.

The City of Corning is repealing its local sales and use tax. Beginning March 1, the new rate of sales tax for Corning will be 8% (the 4% state rate and the 4% county rate). Please see sales tax bulletin ST-15-1 for additional information, including how the change impacts the reporting everything from admissions charges to telephone services.

The City of Hornell is also repealing its local sales and use tax. The new rate of sales tax in Hornell will be 8% (the 4% state sales tax and the 4% county sales tax). Please see sales tax bulletin ST-15-2 for additional information, including how the change impacts reporting sales of admissions, hotel occupancy, layaway sales, and other specific situations.

Numerous tax bulletins have been updated to reflect the above changes, including the following:

  • Publication 718-C, Sales and Use Tax Rates on Clothing and Footwear.
  • Publication 718-CS, Local Sales and Use Tax Rates on Sales and Installations of Commercial Solar Energy Systems Equipment.
  • Publication 718-F, Local Sales and Use Tax Rates on Qualified Motor Fuel, Highway Diesel Motor Fuel, and B20 Biodiesel.
  • Publication 718-R, Local Sales and Use Tax Rates on Residential Energy.
  • Publication 718-S, Local Sales and Use Tax Rates on Sales and Installations of Residential Solar Energy Systems Equipment.

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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
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.