New York: Tax Changes Authorized for Yonkers
- Sales Tax Rate Changes
- Jul 10, 2015 | Gail Cole
Update, 8.10.15: Sales and use tax in the City of Yonkers will increase from 8⅜% to 8⅞%, effective September 1, 2015. The new rate applies to all taxable sales, including deliveries, services, and hotel occupancy, in Yonkers. Additional information.
The City of Yonkers, New York, is authorized under Assembly Bill 8288 to impose an additional 0.5% sales and use tax in order to raise revenue for education. The rate increase may take effect as soon as September 1, 2015 and must expire on November 30, 2017.
Yonkers is also authorized under Assembly Bill 2088 to impose a hotel room occupancy tax at a rate “not to exceed three percent of the per diem rental rate for each room whether such room is rented on a daily or longer basis.” The authorization is effective immediately and expires on September 1, 2018.
Hotel is defined in the bill as follows:
“A building or portion of it which is regularly used and kept open as such for the lodging of guests. The term ‘hotel’ includes an apartment hotel, a motel or a boarding house, whether or not meals are services.”
Please note that authorizing Yonkers to enact or increase taxes is not the same as enacting or increasing the taxes.
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