Westchester hikes up sales tax by 1%

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WESTCHESTER -

Shopping in Westchester is about to get more expensive.

A new sales tax will go into effect tomorrow for 41 municipalities in the county.

The Westchester County Board of Legislators voted unanimously to enact the 1% sales tax hike earlier this month.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer says the increase will allow the county to give property owners some relief.

A percentage will also be given back to local governments and school districts.

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