Where do sales tax receipts go?
Sales tax receipts pay for a portion of general town services, police, parks, and seniors, as well as capital projects. Sales taxes in Albany County are charged at a rate of 8%, which is remitted by vendors to New York State for various types of purchases. The state maintains 4% of the collection and remits the other 4% to Albany County. The county keeps 2.4% and allocates the remaining 1.6% to the municipalities within the county, based on census.

As of the 2010 census, the Town of Bethlehem receives 0.17696 of the municipal share, or approximately one-sixth of one cent for every dollar spent in Albany County.

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1. Where do sales tax receipts go?
2. How are property taxes different from school taxes?
3. What does the town do with my property tax?
4. How will I hear about upcoming bid opportunities?
5. How often does Procurement disperse accounts payable checks?
6. How much lead time should I routinely provide Procurement to process a vendor invoice, check requisition, or expense report?
7. Who should I contact if I have a question related to the processing of a vendor invoice, check request, expense report, etc.?