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COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW WAIVES PENALTIES FOR HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX

March 30, 2020

In a letter to hotel and motel owners across the region, Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw announced he is temporarily waiving all penalties for hotels that were late paying their March 20th, 2020 Hotel Occupancy Tax.  Hotels must request in writing to have the penalty waived for their late payment.

COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW BREAKS DOWN HOW LOSS IN SALES TAX REVENUE WILL IMPACT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

March 27, 2020

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says local communities could be hit hard by the loss in sales tax revenue resulting from the Coronavirus Pandemic.  The Comptroller's office ran an analysis of how the losses will impact the bottom lines of every city, town, village and school district in Erie County.

COMPTROLLER WARNS OF CORONAVIRUS TEST KIT SCAMS

March 25, 2020

Coronavirus testing kits are in short supply for government agencies and medical professionals conducting the tests here at home and around the world. That has resulted in some unscrupulous scam artists preying on those fears by offering fake kits for sale.  That is why Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr., serving in his capacity as the “Taxpayer’s Watchdog,” is calling on consumers to not fall victim to those trying to rip off people by selling Coronavirus test kits.

Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Iwan Mychajliw is the son of Polish and Ukrainian immigrants, the youngest of seven children, who grew up in blue-collar beginnings near the corner of William and Fillmore on the East Side of Buffalo.

The people of Erie County first elected Mychajliw Erie County Comptroller on November 6th, 2012. Husband to Ashley, a social worker, and proud father of Mia Theresa, Maksym Roman and Emeryk Francis

If you see or suspect waste, fraud or abuse of county resources, don’t ignore it!  Please take a minute and report your suspicions to our Erie County Whistleblower Hotline. If you are, or work for, a County Clerk in New York State and you suspect that a person who is in the United States illegally has applied for a driver’s license, you can anonymously report it to ICE by calling their hotline at 1-866-347-2423 or electronically on their website. OR, utilize our Erie County hotline, and we will forward all tips.

 

 

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Every day, the Erie County Comptroller must pay vendors for goods and services obtained on your behalf.  You have a right to know how this money is spent.