Sales tax revenues are lagging behind expectations, Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw said Wednesday as he issued an interim financial report for the second quarter of 2013.

He warned that if this continues, it could lead to a county budget shortfall of more than $6 million by year’s end.

Mychajliw noted that the 2013 budget projected a 3.73 percent growth in sales tax revenue, to $426 million, but sales tax receipts increased only 2.27 percent for the first five months of the year.

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