New York sales tax

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New York sales tax information

The New York (NY) state sales tax rate is currently 4%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 8.875%.

Other, local-level tax rates in the state of New York are quite complex compared against local-level tax rates in other states. New York sales tax may also be levied at the city/county/school/transportation and SPD (special purpose district) levels.

New York sales tax has numerous local taxing levels that must be monitored and maintained on a regular basis, it is complex and time consuming due to the volume of jurisdictions.

Amazon.com has offices in New York, New York. This physical presence, or nexus, creates a sales tax obligation for Amazon and many sellers participating in Amazon’s Seller Central and Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) programs. New York State also has an online sales tax.

Anyone making retail sales of taxable tangible personal property or services is required to register with the New York Tax Department at least 20 days prior to making taxable sales.

New York state sales tax rate

4%
Base state sales tax rate 4%
Local rate range 0%-4.875%
Total rate range 4%-8.875%

* While the base rate applies statewide, it’s only a starting point for calculating sales tax in New York. For an accurate tax rate for each jurisdiction, add other applicable local rates on top of the base rate.

New York sales tax guide

Our online guide covers New York sales tax registration, collecting, filing, due dates, nexus obligations, and more.

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