April 8th, 2022
Governor Hochul and the New York State Legislature deserve thanks for suspending the state sales tax on gasoline. I fully support the Governor’s plan. Monroe County residents are struggling and need relief from the record high gas prices that are eroding their budgets for rent, food and other necessities. Monroe County sales tax distribution is more complex than most counties. The county receives about a third of the sales tax revenue collected countywide. The City of Rochester, towns, villages and school districts share the remaining amount. We are communicating with the Monroe County Legislature and all entities that share county sales tax on the details of the legislation. New York State is still working on the procedure and forms necessary for counties to participate — we will update the public on our plans once the state finalizes the specifics of the new law.