WPCNR QUILL & EYESHADE. From the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. October 15, 2013:
Back to school sales and timely White Plains down events in August and September made the August September period White Plains most lucrative month in a long time. City Sales tax receipts were up $681,734 in the period ended September 30 over August. The city is up $736,525 over the 1st quarter of 2013-14 the bulk of that ”handle” obtained by the city in the last 30 days.’ The city is up 6% over the first quarter of last year’s fiscal year.
Westchester County continued its steady growth pace of 6% a month, earning $21 Million more than it did in last September. Through 8 months the county has generated $364.5 Million in sales tax receipts compared to $343.3 Million in 2012. If the county continues its pace of 6% growth it is on target to inrease sales tax receipts to $488 Million, an all-time high, generating a $10 Million surplus over the sales tax receipts forecast.