Surprise surprise, the Hudson Valley has high taxes.

Mid Hudson News reports that between 2018 and 2019, the Hudson Valley had the highest sales tax hike in New York State. The New York State Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, and his office released a report showing that the Hudson Valley had a 7.4% increase in sales tax. The Southern Tier increased by 6.8% and the North Country increased by 5.9%

Sales tax in local regions in New York State brought in $18.3 billion in 2019, which was a year-over-year increase of 4.7%, according to Mid-Hudson News. When broken down county by county, Westchester County had the biggest increase, at 12.6%. Rockland County went up by 6.3% and Putnam County increased by 5.1%

According to MidHudosn News, Orange County sales tax income went up by 3.9%. Ulster County saw a 5.9% increase and Dutchess County had a 5.7% increase. Sullivan County also saw growth in sales tax income, going up by 1.9%.

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