According to the New York State website, the Department of Taxation and Finance is responsible for everything to do with the state sales taxes and income taxes within the state of New York. Sales tax is the tax people pay for tangible goods and services.
The Department of Taxation and Finance is in charge of more than 40 state and local taxes and other fees. It oversees things such as property taxes and the state's treasury. The department must always maintain the integrity of the state's tax laws and strives to maintain fairness in all circumstances.
As of April 2015, call 518-457-5181 or speak to a tax professional for questions and concerns regarding the state's sales tax laws.