Tonawanda News — “When they did the paperwork for the liquor license and sales tax, they stumbled upon it and realized that we should have had sales tax for everything else, too,” Flynn said. “We went through the records to try to figure out what the liability was so we can negotiate.”
Town Supervisor Anthony Caruana made the error public at the board’s Oct. 9 meeting and questioned Assistant Director of Youth, Parks and Recreation Jeff Ehlers on the history of the issue.
Ehlers said Wiles’ predecessor, Gary Lane, told Wiles the town was tax-exempt and did not have to collect sales tax when Wiles took over the position in 2000.
“No one followed up, no one got a second opinion,” Flynn said.Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150.