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From the Comptroller


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  • 09/24/2020 : ANALYSIS SHOWS ERIE COUNTY WITH LOW FISCAL STRESS IN 2019

    Erie County’s budget is on sound footing for 2019 and is in strong fiscal shape. Those are the findings of the Office of New York State Comptroller, which uses their Fiscal Stress Monitoring System.

  • 09/23/2020 : ERIE COUNTY TOPS MOST NEW YORK COUNTIES IN COVID OVERTIME

    The Office of Erie County Comptroller reached out to all 62 counties in New York State to ask how much money in overtime has been paid to any managerial confidential (MC) employee in any position since the federal government provided CARES Act funding to local municipalities to address COVID issues.

  • 09/17/2020 : PROPERTY TAX REFUND CHECKS MAILED TO ALMOST EVERY MUNICIPALITY IMPACTED

    The Office of Erie County Comptroller issued refund checks to nearly every community in Erie County impacted by the county’s miscalculation of how much homeowners owed in property taxes. 

  • 09/10/2020 : ERIE COUNTY SALES TAX DROPS MORE THAN 12% IN JULY

    The Office of Erie County Comptroller has provided lawmakers with the latest data on sales tax revenue.   Income generated from sales tax for the summer months is down significantly from prior years.  For the month of July, 2020 compared to July, 2019, sales tax revenue dropped 12.48% for a month-to-month loss of $4.98 million.

  • 09/09/2020 : TAXPAYERS PAY BIG BILL FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS GOING TO SCHOOL OUTSIDE ERIE COUNTY

    Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw, Jr. released a report to the Erie County Legislature on community college chargeback fees paid by Erie County taxpayers.  These fees communities must pay when students in their town or city attend a community college outside of Erie County.