Welcome to FindLaw’s New York Tax Laws Center, where you can find information on New York-specific tax laws. New York, like all other states, has laws that require individuals in the state to pay a percentage of their income toward state taxes. There are also consumer taxes that get applied to a number of different products and services, usually to raise revenues and inhibit certain behavior. New York taxes each pack of cigarettes $1.50, eight cents on a gallon of gasoline and 11 cents for each gallon of beer. One gallon liquor gets hit with 67 cents per gallon. Click on one of the links below to learn more about New York sales tax, use taxes, and other taxes.