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You could have refund coming from Erie County tax bill

Technical error caused miscalculations
Posted at 10:24 PM, Jan 25, 2020

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — You may be entitled to a refund from your Erie County tax bill.

A technical error was just discovered in the calculation of college chargeback totals.

College chargebacks are costs incurred by municipalities when Erie County residents attend community colleges in other counties.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he immediately ordered the Budget and Real Property Tax Divisions to prepare new tax bills for Erie County residents, and refund any overpayments to those who may have already paid their taxes.

Poloncarz issued a statement on facebook, which reads in part, "Errors such as this are unacceptable... a team has been working throughout the weekend to address this issue and make sure it doesn't happen again. I apologize to all county taxpayers affected by this issue."

Those who have not yet paid will receive corrected tax bills shortly.