BP Adams urges suspension of 4.5% sales tax at small businesses

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced Friday his proposal to suspend the city's 4.5% sales tax at small businesses for the rest of 2020.
The proposal is being made as holiday shopping ramps up and many local businesses need patronage after a pandemic-stricken year.
Adams says that some of the city's tax surplus from the first quarter of the year could help fill the gap.
It was not immediately clear if the city will consider the measure.