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Total State Tax Collections SFY 2017 State Tax Collections By Tax Type Share of Property Tax by Government Entity in 2015 (Excluding NYC) Taxes of NY Taxpayer per $1,000 of Personal Income Total State Revenues by Revenue Type

Tax Collections Declined in SFY 2016-17

  • In SFY 2016-17, New York
    State tax collections decreased by 0.4 percent.
  • From 2013 to 2017, New York State tax collections have increased by 12.2 percent.
  • The combined federal, State and local tax burden in New York State was $352 per $1,000 of personal income in fiscal year 2016.
  • At the local level, over 60 percent of all property taxes are collected by school districts.

The State Relies Heavily on the Personal Income Tax as a Major Source of Revenue

  • Personal income tax:
    • Makes up over 60 percent of New York State’s tax collections.
    • Has increased in collections by 18.2 percent from 2013 to 2017.
  • Only Oregon has a heavier reliance on the personal income tax than New York State. Nationwide, states rely more heavily on sales and user taxes.
  • Collections for consumption and use taxes, New York State’s second largest tax revenue source, increased by nearly 11 percent from 2013 to 2017.

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