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Warning Issued as 2012 Budget is Closed

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw issues another warning on how aggressive sales tax revenue projections could blow a hole in the 2013 budget, and officially closes the books on 2012

February 2013 Sales Tax Letter to Legislature

The State has notified the County of the amount of sales tax revenue for February, 2013.  Subject to small adjustments for interest, February, 2013 sales tax was $34,461,986.36 this compares to $36,427,057.50 for February 2012.

Comptroller Mychajliw Reports February 2013 Sales Tax Revenue

Serious concerns continue to be raised over significant drop in year to date sales tax collections, and Erie County’s risky reliance on volatile sale tax proceeds as its largest source of revenue

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 Mychajliw, a student at Cleve Hill. 

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. 

Image of a check signed by Erie County taxpayers

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.