The County sales tax is collected by the State of New York. The current sales tax effective June 1, 2005 is 8.125% which is distributed as follows:
County - 3.75%
State - 4.0%
MTA - 0.375%
If you want a sales tax identification number in New York, you need to apply for it from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.
The Business Tax Information Center can be reached by calling 1-800-972-1233.
Additional tax information can be found at the addresses listed below:
For general New York State tax information:
For sales tax information from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance:
For sales tax publications:
Sales tax collection schedule for tax rates from .5 to 4.25 percent: