Sales tax collection is trending upward in the city of Auburn through the second quarter of 2018, but not in the rest of Cayuga County.
According to the latest monthly sales tax report from the Cayuga County Treasurer's Office, Cayuga County and all its municipalities, except Auburn, have seen a decrease in sales tax collection through the end of June. The city collects sales tax independently of the county.
Comparing sales tax collected through June 2017 to June of this year, the city has collected $4.57 million in sales tax revenue, about 8.2-percent more money. Auburn had ended 2017 with a 0.6-percent decrease in annual sales tax collection.
During the first quarter of 2018, the county, towns and villages all saw an increase in sales tax collection. But that changed in the second quarter. Through June of this year, the Cayuga County government has collected just over $11 million, which is a 2.5-percent decrease from last year. All the towns combined have seen an 8.8-percent decrease in collection, while the villages have received 9-percent less money.
The county and all the towns and villages split sales tax collected from purchases in the county outside of Auburn and also pay a portion to the state. With the city included, all of Cayuga County's municipalities brought in nearly $22.2 million in sales tax so far this year.