Gasoline sales tax reduction and cap on June 1

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POUGHKEEPSIE – Effective June 1, Dutchess County will reduce and cap the collection of sales tax on gasoline with a change to its sales tax calculation for retail fuel and diesel fuel purchases, providing the maximum consumer benefits permitted by state law.

The amount of county sales tax collected on each gallon of retail fuel will be capped at $0.08. Under current sales tax methodology, consumers pay 3.75% county sales tax on their total fuel purchase, in addition to a myriad of other state and government taxes and fees federal.

County Executive Marc Molinaro in conjunction with Speaker of the Legislature Gregg Pulver first proposed this cut and cap in March and the County Legislature passed it in April, many other counties have followed the lead of Dutchess County in this effort to provide relief to consumers.

The earliest date it could go into effect under state law is June 1, which is next Wednesday.

The original short story can be found here: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/County-Executive/Molinaro-and-Pulver-Propose-Cut-and-Cap-of-County-Sales-Tax-on-Gasoline-Diesel-Fuel.htm

The state Department of Taxation and Finance sent a notice to retailers alerting them to the upcoming cut and cap with the notice found here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYTAX/bulletins/3199a75

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