Taxes & Fees

Sales Tax

The combined sales tax rate in Syracuse is 7.00%. It is broken down into the following:

Sales Tax Type
Percentage
County Option Sales Tax
0.25%
Local Sales and Use Tax
1.00%
Mass Transit Tax
0.25%
Mass Transit Tax - Additional
0.25%
Recreation, Arts, and Parks Tax
0.10%
State Sales and Use Tax
4.85%
Supplemental State Sales and Use Tax
0.05%
Transportation Infrastructure0.25%
Total Sales Tax7.00%


Local Sales & Use Tax Distribution

The Local Sales and Use Tax is distributed 50% point of sale and 50% state-wide distribution. Local sales and use tax is the only sales tax paid directly to Syracuse City.

Franchise Tax

Franchise Tax Type
Percentage
Cable Franchise Tax
6%
Energy Utility Franchise Tax,
6%
Telecommunications Franchise Tax
6%


Fees

The City has a Consolidated Fee Schedule that lists additional fees that are charged. This is approved by the City Council.

Utility Fees

For information about utility fees, including water and garbage services, visit Utility Billing.