Auditor of State David A. Vaudt recently released an audit report on Jasper County.
The county had local tax revenue of $50,329,689 for the year ended June 30, 2012, which included $1,645,736 in tax credits from the state. The county forwarded $36,686,741 of the local tax revenue to the townships, school districts, cities and other taxing bodies in the county.
The county retained $13,642,948 of the local tax revenue to finance county operations, a 6.0 percent increase over the prior year. Other revenues included charges for service of $1,773,630, operating grants, contributions and restricted interest of $6,472,371, capital grants, contributions and restricted interest of $2,909,561, tax increment financing of $656,972, local option sales tax of $1,258,294, unrestricted investment earnings of $121,660 and other general revenues of $302,625.
Expenses for county operations totaled $25,517,956, a 2.9 percent increase over the prior year. Expenses included $8,289,998 for roads and transportation, $5,014,676 for public safety and legal services and $4,346,656 for mental health.
A copy of the audit report is available for review in the County Auditor’s Office, in the Office of Auditor of State and on the Auditor of State’s web site at http://auditor.iowa.gov/reports/1210-0050-B00F.pdf.