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Saturday, August 10, 2013 - Updated: 10:04 PM

Dear Editor,

I would like to make a small but notable correction to Mr. Klein's Aug. 7 article regarding Hamilton County's upcoming sales tax increase.

Mr. Klein writes, "Hamilton County could see its total sales tax rise from 7 to 8 percent before the end of this year."

According to a search I did on the New York State Assembly website that allowed me to review and study AS07020, I can with 100 percent certainty say Hamilton County will see its total sales tax rise from 7 to 8 percent before the end of this year; to be more accurate, the date is Dec. 1, 2013.

Unless deemed to be in contradiction to New York's and/or the United States Constitution, as of Dec. 1, 2013 all persons -- Hamilton County residents and non-Hamilton County residents alike -- will be paying 1 percent more in sales tax [on taxable items purchased within the county] from the dates of Dec. 1, 2013 to Dec. 1, 2015.

Jamie Waller Jr.

Lake Pleasant

Editor's Note: As Mr. Klein wrote, the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors must pass a resolution to raise the sales tax before it can go into effect. That said, the board will almost certainly do so, as it petitioned the state Legislature for the increase.


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