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Sales Tax Revenue Slump Continues

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw is reporting January 2013 - May 2013 sales tax revenue for Erie County to be $170,007,216. That represents year-to-date sales tax revenue growth of only 2.28%.  The actual sales tax growth for the first five months of the year falls far short of the administration’s overly optimistic and aggressive projection of 3.73% annual growth

Comptroller's Office Distributes 2nd Quarter Sales Tax

The amount of sales tax revenue being distributed to cities, towns, villages, and school districts is down for the Second Quarter of 2013 compared to the same time period last year, according to information released by the Office of Erie County Comptroller.

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Completed

Financial report filed with the Government Financial Officers Association makes the Office of Erie County Comptroller eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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.