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Now that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the Westchester County Property Taxpayer Protection Act, the county executive is rolling out a plan to implement it. The measure allows for a sales-tax increase, bringing Westchester’s rate in line with nearby counties and cities within the county.

The Westchester County executive is pushing a proposal to bring in new revenue. In a move to combat a limited SALT deduction and a winnowing fund reserve, the new funding stream would not raise property taxes.


WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Andrew Cuomo's tour of a facility in New York holding immigrant children separated from their parents after crossing the border illegally before President Trump reversed his administration's position this week. Dr. Chartock also discusses the U.S. Supreme Court decision on online retailer sales tax.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Gov. Charlie Baker is calling for a discussion about lowering the state's 6.25 percent sales tax, but he isn't offering any specifics.

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Experts say efforts by the state of Vermont to collect unpaid sales taxes on purchases made out-of-state or online are part of long-running efforts by states to collect what are known as use taxes.

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A report issued by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli shows sales-tax collections for 2015 dropped in 30 of New York’s 57 counties outside New York City. While two Hudson Valley counties fit this profile, one bucked the trend well beyond its neighbors.

Ulster County had the third highest increase in sales-tax collections outside New York City last year. Brian Butry is a spokesman for the state comptroller.

Massachusetts shoppers looking for summer dog day deals are expected to crowd local stores for another sales tax holiday this weekend.

Counties across New York are concerned over reports that sales tax collections are plummeting and they are asking Governor Cuomo’s tax department for an explanation.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved a request that will allow Essex County to increase its sales tax by one-quarter of a percent.

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The New York State Association of Counties is concerned about sales tax revenue reports indicating negative growth in the second quarter.

A coalition of elected officials, business owners, and associations in Massachusetts is pushing for online retailers to begin paying the state’s sales tax before the fourth fiscal quarter of 2012 begins. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

It's back to school, and Connecticut is kicking off its annual sales tax holiday. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

Beginning Sunday and ending Aug. 25, items of clothing and footwear costing less than $300 are exempt from the 6.35 percent state sales tax.

Sports equipment, specialty clothing, jewelry and accessories are not included.

The tax-free holiday covers items valued at more than $300 and discounted with sales, coupons and other promotions.

Businesses are reporting huge jumps in sales from Massachusetts’ sales tax holiday over the weekend. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

A few weeks ago, the weekend of August 11th and 12th was approved for a waiver on the state’s 6.25% sales tax, and, according to the Retailers Association of Massachusetts, was very successful.

President Jon Hurst says that Association members are reporting big increases in sales.

Massachusetts legislators are considering an August sales tax holiday. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas took a look at the effect of the popular measure in the Bay State.