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Sales Tax Slump Continues

Poloncarz Administration predicted 3.73% annual growth from 2012 to 2013.  Actual growth for the first ten months of the year is 3.26%. That represents a $1,923,873 million shortfall in the 2013 budget.

Audit of Hotel Occupancy Tax Completed

Audit found one establishment overcharging guests the incorrect amount of tax; Comptroller’s Office identified internal deficiencies and implemented reforms to streamline processes

Audit of Cash Handling At Parks Completed

Numerous lack of controls that led to an alleged theft by a parks employee, no inventory of maple syrup production, and not charging sales tax on rentals amongst some of the findings.

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

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The Erie County Comptroller’s Office is monitoring expenses related to the Covid-19 pandemic and how your tax dollars are being spent. Whether it is local tax dollars from the county surplus or federal funds, your taxes are being used to cover costs associated with the county-wide response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. You have a right to know how this money is spent.