Pol proposed 25 cent tax on all online deliveries, funds to go towards BQE


State Senator Andrew Gounardes introduced a new bill this week that would add a 25 cent tax to every online delivery sale made in New York City.

The funds from the proposed tax would be used to raise revenue to repair the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) and other transportation infrastructure.

Over 2.3 million packages ordered online are delivered to New Yorkers each day, a stark increase from the estimated 1.8 million pre-pandemic. The enormous volume of deliveries is causing an equally significant increase in demand for delivery truck services, which in turn are causing cumulative damage to roads like the BQE.