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DiNapoli: Sales tax revenue had huge jump for second quarter of 2021

DiNapoli: Sales tax revenue had huge jump for second quarter of 2021

Sales tax revenue for local governments in New York state rose by 49.2% in the second quarter (April to June 2021) compared to the same period last year, a dramatic increase from last year’s weak collections during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Sales tax collections during this period grew by just over $1.6 billion and even surpassed collections reported during the second quarter of 2019, before the onset of the pandemic.

“The strength of these collections, along with federal aid, will give local governments statewide the chance to improve their fiscal stability, but it will take time to recover from the strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” DiNapoli said in a media release. “While this is good news, local leaders are advised to budget carefully. If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to always plan for unpredictable circumstances.”

The size of the increase largely reflects extremely weak collections in the April to June period of 2020. However, even compared to pre-pandemic collections for the same period in 2019, statewide collections in 2021 were up 8.7% or $396 million.

Pamela Kise, 61 ;Jersey  Native Settled In Pittsfield

IN MEMORIAM:  Pamela Kise, 61;

Jersey  Native Settled In Pittsfield

Pamela Kise

PITTSFIELD – Pamela Kise, 61, of Pittsfield, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019,  at Bassett Hospital.

Pam was born in Somerville, N.J., the daughter of Grace (Mercadante) and Richard Johnson. Pam married Roger Kise Sr. On Dec. 22, 1997, in Long Valley N.J.

In her spare time, Pam enjoyed going to yard sales, where she would often purchase items and resell them on eBay, collecting Wizard of Oz memorabilia, gardening and slow dancing. Above all things, she loved to spend time just being with her family.

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