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COUNTY VENDORS CONTINUE TO BE PAID DURING CORNOAVIRUS CRISIS

March 18, 2020

(ERIE COUNTY, NY) – As Erie County families and businesses continue to manage the challenges associated with Coronavirus, the Erie County Comptroller’s Office has been able to conduct business as usual during an emergency, all because of the implementation of a streamlined, electronic program to pay bills.

COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW TO LOCAL OFFICIALS: PREPARE FOR LESS SALES TAX REVENUE

March 16, 2020

This has been a challenging time for you and your community.   The circumstances are quite unprecedented.  I greatly appreciate your patience as our government works to determine what the proper next steps are in dealing with the coronavirus.  Unfortunately there will most certainly be a negative impact to bed tax and sales tax revenue, and as such, it will influence your bottom line.

COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW WARNS OF CORONAVIRUS SCAMS TO WATCH FOR

March 13, 2020

While health care professionals here at home and across the country are dealing with how to address the spread, containment, mitigation and treatment of coronavirus, sadly there are a number of scammers that will try to take advantage of the fears or concerns about the illness.  As Erie County’s Taxpayer Watchdog, Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. released information on how taxpayers, especially seniors, can protect themselves from becoming the victim of a financial scam related to the coronavirus.

 

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.

 

 

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.