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Counties won’t get to set sales tax rate

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The familiar process of extending sales tax rates is in motion this month after a plan to give counties control of the rates was removed from the final version of the state budget. State legislators have introduced legislation to extend current sales tax rates for Schenectady, Fulton and Schoharie counties, allowing them to continue to charge a county sales tax rate above the base rate of 3 percent. The current process requires counties to ask ...

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