PAST: A 1.5 percentage point sales tax hike was initiated in 2005. The sales tax went as high as 9.75 percent before dropping to 9 percent. Under the 2005 legislation, the tax was supposed to drop to 8 percent this winter.
PRESENT: The Oneida County Board of Legislators passed legislation Wednesday that will officially make the county sales tax 8.75 percent on Dec. 1. The vote passed 28-1. The tax expires in November 2009. The legislation also includes the option to reduce the tax to 8.5 percent next year.
The county's sales tax is currently 9 percent.
FUTURE: Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente said property taxes could increase.
He has not said by how much, but said he will have a percentage by Oct. 5.
Feel the pride, people. Even more taxes are on the way!