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Local Sales Tax - New York City

NEW YORK CITY Sales Tax Rate


2016 New York City sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
New York State Sales Tax 4.00%
County Sales Tax N/A
New York City Sales Tax 4.50%
Special Sales Tax 0.38%
Combined Sales Tax 8.88% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The New York City, New York sales tax is 8.88% , consisting of 4.00% New York state sales tax and 4.88% New York City local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 4.50% city sales tax and a 0.38% special district sales tax (used to fund transportation districts, local attractions, etc).

  • The New York City Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within New York City
  • Groceries are exempt from the New York City and New York state sales taxes
  • New York City collects a 4.875% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under New York law
  • New York City has a higher sales tax than 100% of New York's other cities and counties

New York City New York Sales Tax Exemptions

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In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. New York City doesn't collect sales tax on purchases of most groceries. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional New York state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. New York's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in New York City.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:8.875% Prepared Food:8.875% Prescription Drugs:4.875% Non-Prescription Drugs:4.875%

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All merchants operating in New York City must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the New York Department of Taxation and Finance. For more details, see the New York sales tax.

New York City Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The New York City sales tax region partially or fully covers 312 zip codes in New York. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in New York here


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