County audit released today
Auditor of State Mary Mosiman released the audit report on Washington County today for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013.
According to the report, the county had local tax revenue of $34,117,593. The amount included $1,329,530 in tax credits from the state. The county forwarded $22,684,577 of the local tax revenue to townships, school districts, cities and other taxing bodies.
The county retained $11,433,016 of the local tax revenue, including tax increment financing, to finance county operations, a 5.3 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. Other revenues included charges for service of $2,480,166; operating grants, contributions and restricted interest of $5,041,139; capital grants, contributions and restricted interest of $2,027,801; local option sales and services tax of $969,263; gaming wager tax of $435,432; unrestricted investment earnings of $52,945; and general revenues of $249,454.
Expenses for county operations totaled $17,787,223, a 4.3 percent decrease over the previous year. Expenses include $5,960,171 for roads and transportation; $4,162,001 for public safety and legal services; and $2,565,382 for physical health and social services.
A copy of the audit report is available for review at the Washington County Auditor’s office, in the office of the Auditor of State, and on the Auditor of State’s Web site.