That would be the phone number for the New York State Sales Tax Department.
Concerned Citizens recommends that the Town of New Hartford call that number and ask if the town is exempt from collecting sales tax. We did...the answer...if you are selling taxable items in the State of New York, you must register as a vendor and you must collect the sales tax...even if you are a town board that thinks they are above the law...doesn't matter.
At last night's town board meeting, it was stated that the Town of New Hartford sold a 1999 Truck with plow for $7,500 on eBay. When questioned as to the buyer, they would not answer the question. When asked if they collected sales tax, Councilwoman Krupa replied and we quote, "We are not a sales tax vendor. We do not collect sales tax."
Considering the fact that Councilwoman Krupa touts herself as being a lawyer and a CPA for Pyramid Management, the parent company of Sangertown Mall, we suggest that she take a refresher course or at least call New York State...1-800-698-2909.
Henceforth, we suggest that the town board realize that we do not make statements unless we verify that they are correct...more than we can say for the Town of New Hartford!