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SECTION 186-D
Transportation business tax on utility services in Erie county
Tax (TAX) CHAPTER 60, ARTICLE 9
§ 186-d. Transportation business tax on utility services in Erie
county. 1. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary,
the county of Erie, acting through its local legislative body, is hereby
authorized and empowered to adopt and amend local laws imposing in such
county a tax such as is imposed by section one hundred eighty-six-a of
this chapter, except that the rate thereof shall not be less than
one-half of one per centum, and shall not exceed three-quarters of one
per centum, of gross income or of gross operating income, as the case
may be, and shall make provision for the collection thereof by the
comptroller of such county. A tax imposed pursuant to this section shall
apply to gross income or gross operating income, as the case may be,
attributable to such county and shall be in addition to any and all
other taxes.

2. Revenue resulting from the imposition of taxes authorized by this
section heretofore or hereafter imposed shall be paid into the treasury
of such county, and shall be credited to and deposited in a mass
transportation operating assistance fund.

3. The county shall, not later than the fifteenth day following the
termination of a calendar quarter for which tax revenue is received, or
at such other times as may be agreed by the county of Erie and the
Niagara Frontier transportation authority, pay to the Niagara Frontier
transportation authority a sum equal to the amount of the transportation
business tax on utility services actually collected by said county less
any amount actually refunded during such quarter, and less any
reasonable costs incurred by said county in the administration and
collection of the tax authorized by this section. Payments made from the
mass transportation operating assistance fund to the Niagara Frontier
transportation authority shall be used only for operations of mass
transportation services provided by the Niagara Frontier transportation
authority within the county of Erie. All such payments shall be made in
accordance with the provisions of a contract between the county of Erie
and the Niagara Frontier transportation authority.

4. All of the provisions of section one hundred eighty-six-a of this
chapter, so far as the same are or can be made applicable, with such
limitations as are set forth in this section, and such modifications as
may be necessary in order to adapt such taxes to local conditions shall
apply to the taxes authorized by this section.

5. Any final determination of the amount of any tax payable hereunder
shall be reviewable for error, illegality or unconstitutionality or any
other reason whatsoever by a proceeding under article seventy-eight of
the civil practice law and rules if application therefor is made to the
supreme court within ninety days after the giving of the notice of such
final determination, provided, however, that any such proceeding under
article seventy-eight of the civil practice law and rules shall not be
instituted unless the amount of any tax sought to be reviewed, with such
interest and penalties thereon as may be provided for by local law or
regulation, shall be first deposited and an undertaking filed, in such
amount and with such sureties as a justice of the supreme court shall
approve to the effect that if such proceeding be dismissed or the tax
confirmed, the petitioner will pay all costs and charges which may
accrue in such proceeding.

6. Where any tax imposed hereunder shall have been erroneously,
illegally or unconstitutionally collected and application for the refund
thereof duly made to the proper fiscal officer or officers, and such
officer or officers shall have made a determination denying such refund,
such determination shall be reviewable by a proceeding under article
seventy-eight of the civil practice law and rules; provided, however,
that such proceeding is instituted within thirty days after the giving
of the notice of such denial, that a final determination of tax due was
not previously made, and that an undertaking is filed with the proper
fiscal officer or officers in such amount and with such sureties as a
justice of the supreme court shall approve to the effect that if such
proceeding be dismissed or the tax confirmed, the petitioner will pay
all costs and charges which may accrue in such proceeding.