New York Sales Tax

On this page you will find handy sales and use tax information about New York.

How to use this page:

We’ve pulled in the information from all our Charts for a consolidated view by state.  Here you can see the sales tax rates and if the state has remote seller nexus rules. You can also see any sales tax holidays or amnesty programs that may exist, though these do not apply to all states.

Below the chart you can find any News & Tip item we have published that relates to New York that you can filter by topic. This will help you get informed on current and past legislation that has passed in the state.

State Rate


Range of Local Rates

0% – 5% Some local jurisdictions do not impose a sales tax.

Local Rates Apply to Use Tax







6/21/2018see state notice



Administration Information
Streamlined Sales Tax Status

Advisory State


82 Sales Tax Jurisdictions



Sales Tax Sourcing (Intrastate)


Sales Tax Return Due Date

Monthly filers: 20th of month following reporting period. Quarterly filers: last day of month following reporting period

Exemption Information

New York Resale Certificate


Product types of exemptions: qualifying tractors, trailers, semitrailers, or omnibuses; promotional materials and associated services; computer system hardware; textbooks for college students; operators of internet data centers; capital improvement services; property and certain services for farm production or commercial horse boarding; purchase of a racehorse; purchases relating to guide, hearing, and service dogs; residential use of energy; and various others


Entity types of exemptions: Contractors; exempt organizations purchases; hotel rooms used by veterans; hotel rooms used by New York State or federal employees; certain property or services delivered on a Reservation; state or federal purchase orders


New York Exemption Certificate Forms

State Links
History & Fun Facts

  • The New York state sales and compensating use taxes on tangible personal property were effective August 1, 1965. Before that time, tax was imposed by the state and 12 other local governments.
  • New York was an early adopter of “Amazon laws.” In 2008, the state amended its sales and use tax law to expand the state’s definition of nexus to include companies that do not have physical presence other than in-state affiliates.

  • New York taxes prepared food items. In 2010, this tax was brought to people’s attention because it was affecting a New York favorite: the bagel. Bagels bought whole and taken away are not taxed. However, bagels that are sliced, toasted, or served with a “schmear” such as cream cheese cross the line into being prepared food and are subject to sales tax.
  • New York has an excellent FAQ on what is considered a sandwich for tax purposes.

State Notices & Resources for Remote Sellers

Use this state by state guide to find each state\’s initial guidance on how to proceed post-Wayfair, state resources such as FAQs, and any state activity such as going through a legislative process that impacts remote sellers.

Economic Nexus State by State Chart

Key information such as effective dates, thresholds, and includable sales for out-of-state sellers making sales into states that have enacted economic nexus legislation both before and after the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision.

New York Releases Guidance on Economic Nexus Threshold and Requirements for Remote Sellers

Businesses without physical presence in New York are required to collect and remit sales tax if they exceed the state’s economic threshold, effective June 21, 2018.

New York Enacts Marketplace Nexus Provisions

As part of its 2019-2020 budget package, New York has enacted marketplace nexus provisions, effective June 1, 2019.

House Introduces Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018

On September 13, 2018, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and additional U.S. House members introduced the Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018.

Remote Seller Resources

Comprehensive list of resources for remote sellers following the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision – including state notices, videos, articles, training opportunities, and more.

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision In South Dakota v. Wayfair

On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, ruling in favor of South Dakota and overturning Quill’s physical presence rule.

South Dakota v. Wayfair Analysis & Predictions: Sales Tax Experts Weigh-In

Sales tax experts lend their insight into and predictions for one of the most important U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding sales tax in decades, South Dakota v. Wayfair.

Record Number of Sellers Participate in 2017 MTC Amnesty Program

The volume of applicants for the 2017 online marketplace seller tax amnesty program overwhelmed the Multistate Tax Commission.

Multistate Tax Commission Announces Tax Amnesty Program for Online Sellers

The MTC organized a tax amnesty program for online sellers, running from August 17 to November 1, 2017. The voluntary disclosure program allowed sellers to start remitting sales tax on future sales without penalty or liability for unpaid, prior accumulated sales tax in 25 participating states.

No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2017 Introduced

Under the proposed House bill, a state may tax or regulate a person’s activity in interstate commerce only when the person is physically present in the state during the period in which the tax or regulation is imposed.

Congress Introduces Marketplace Fairness Act of 2017 and Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2017

Introduced on April 27, 2017, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2017, if enacted, would authorize states meeting certain requirements to require remote sellers that do not meet a small seller exception to collect their state and local sales and use taxes.

Online Sales Simplification Act of 2016 Discussion Draft is Introduced

The proposed legislation would implement a “hybrid origin” approach for remote sales. States could impose sales tax on remote sales if the origin state participates in a clearinghouse.

No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2016 Introduced

Taking the opposite approach of the Marketplace Fairness Act and Remote Transactions Parity Act, the proposed bill would limit the ability of states to require remote sellers to collect use tax. However, the bill failed to pass.

House Introduces Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2015

U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2015 on 06/15/15. More…

Senate Introduces Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015

On March 10, 2015, a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015.

U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Review Constitutionality of New York Click-Through Nexus Provision

The U.S. Supreme Court denied requests by and to review a New York Court of Appeals ruling concerning New York click-through nexus laws.

U.S. Supreme Court Petitioned to Review Constitutionality of New York Click-Through Nexus Provision and have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling by the New York Court of Appeals which held that they failed to demonstrate that a statutory provision that required out-of-state internet retailers with no physical presence…

Click-Through Nexus Provision is Constitutional in New York and failed to demonstrate that a provision that requires out-of-state Internet retailers with no physical presence in New York to collect New York sales and use taxes is unconstitutional on its face under the Commerce Clause or the…

Federal Government Introduces New Remote Seller Bill

The federal Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 was introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate on February 14, 2013. If passed, the bill would authorize states that meet certain requirements to require remote sellers that do not meet…

New York Expands Definition of Sales Tax Vendor

Effective June 1, 2009, the definition of a sales tax vendor in New York has been amended to include, under certain circumstances, remote sellers of taxable property and services that are affiliated with a business located in the state. Previously,…

New York Enacts Budget with Expanded Definition of “Vendor”

A New York affiliate nexus provision expanded the definition of “vendor” to include certain affiliated persons and entities, effective June 1, 2009.

New York Supreme Court Dismisses Amazon’s Challenge on New Provision’s lawsuit challenging New York’s new statutory provision concerning Internet retailers has been dismissed. Under the new Commission-Agreement Provision that Governor Paterson signed into law, retailers that solicit business by entering into an agreement with a resident of the state,…

New York Redefines the Term Vendor

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance released new rules regarding who is presumed to be a vendor, particularly pertaining to online retailers. The new rule states that merely placing an advertisement via a link on a representative’s…