Tax Rates for Amherst, Erie, NY

Sales Tax
Amherst City Sales Tax0.0%
Erie County Sales Tax4.75%
New York State Sales Tax4.0%
Combined Sales Tax8.75%
Property Tax
New York State Property Tax0.0%
Erie County Property Tax0.539%
Erie Municipality Property Tax0.758%
School District Property Tax
Amherst School District1.96%
Clarence School District1.359%
Sweet Home School District1.721%
Williamsville School District1.681%
Income Tax
Local Income Tax0%
New York State Income Tax4% (<$8,500) to 8.82% (>$1.08m)

Source(s):https://www.tax.ny.gov, https://data.ny.gov

Sales Tax in Amherst, NY

The state of New York Levies a 4% sales tax throughout the state. Many local jurisdictions also collect sales taxes up to an additional 5.3750% (Richmond).

A combined city and county sales tax rate of 4.75% on top of New Yorks's 4% base makes Amherst one of the more expensive cities to shop in, with 939 out of 956 cities having a sales tax rate this low or lower.

Property Tax in Erie County

As New York property tax rates go, Erie County is on the low end at only 0.539%. There are 38 counties in the state with higher property taxes and only 19 counties that have lower rates. Note that 0.539% is an effective tax rate estimate. Actual property tax rates vary slightly from property to property within cities and counties due to special property tax boundaries.

Income Tax in New York

With one of the highest state income taxes in the country, as high as an 8.82% marginal rate for top earners, New York city is not a cheap place to live, especially for the wealthy. Making matters worse for high income New Yorkers, The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act limits the amount of state and local taxes you can deduct from your federally taxable income to $10,000.

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