Modified: June 11, 2020 3:47pm
Created: June 11, 2020 3:47pm
Erie County Legislature
92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202
Dear Honorable Members,
The Office of the New York State Comptroller notified our office today, June 11, 2020, that the second sales tax check for the revenue month of April 2020 has been received. This is the last payment for April revenue, less a small adjustment that will be received later. For the month of April, county share sales tax revenue is down 27.96% or $10,013,889.23.
Please be advised that the County Share sales tax revenue totaled $25,816,612.88 for April 2020, compared to $35,830,502.11, for April 2019.
For the first four months of the year County Share sales tax revenue was $133,543,661.30 versus $144,339,611.92 for the first four months of 2019. County Share sales tax through April of this year is down 7.5% or $10,795,950.62. We expect this revenue source to decline further in at least the month of May, depending how the economy responds to reopening following COVID-19 shutdowns. I wanted you to be aware of these figures as the county navigates these unprecedented times. The Office of Erie County Comptroller will continue to monitor this revenue source closely and report data immediately to your honorable body.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Comptroller’s Office.
Gregory G. Gach
Erie County Comptroller’s Office