What Is the Sales Tax in Suffolk County, New York?


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The sales tax in Suffolk County, New York, is 8.625 percent as of June 2015, according to the Suffolk County Comptroller's Office. The state imposes a 4 percent tax, the Metropolitan Transit Authority imposes a 0.375 percent tax, and the county imposes a 4.25 percent tax.

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The population of Suffolk County is about 1,518,475 people as of the 2009 U.S. Census, making the number of county residents larger than the population of 11 states, including Delaware, Hawaii, Maine and New Hampshire, notes the Suffolk County Comptroller's Office. The county is known as Long Island, New York, a suburb of New York City.

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