Collections & Distribution

Tax Collection & Distribution

The auditor is directly responsible for preparing tax duplicates that show the value of property and taxes assessed against each taxpayer. After taxes are collected by the treasurer, the auditor distributes them to the governmental units and agencies for which they were collected. 

The auditor is also responsible for the correct distribution of monies to each township, library, and school district. These monies are from County Economic Development Income Taxes (EDIT), County Adjusted Gross Income Taxes (CAGIT), property taxes, grants, and excise taxes. The auditors office is responsible for paying county employees, claims (monies owed to businesses for county office services and supplies), and utilities. 

As a part of the tax function, the auditor must also prepare plats that show the ownership and assessed valuation of each parcel in each township in the county. The plats must contain information prescribed by the Department of Local Government Finance and must be kept current.
More Information
For more information, contact the auditor's office at (812) 358-6161.