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Tama County expenses up 2.8% - 2012-13

January 26, 2014
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Bowman and Miller, P.C., the county's audit firm, has released an audit report on Tama County.

The county had local tax revenue of $25,993,783 for the year ended June 30, 2013, which included $1,228,618 in tax credits from the state. The County forwarded $18,073,975 of the local tax revenue to the townships, school districts, cities and other taxing bodies in the county.

The county retained $7,919,808 of the local tax revenue to finance county operations, a 2.8 percent increase from the prior year. Other revenues include charges for services of $1,685,412, operating grants, contributions and restricted interest of $4,409,398, capital grants, contributions, and restricted interest of $2,159,085, local option sales tax of $664,429 and unrestricted investment earnings of $74,964.

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Expenditures for County operations totaled $17,237,082, a 2.8 percent increase from the prior year. Expenditures included $8,526,742 for Roads and Transportation, $3,249,427 for Public Safety and $1,477,913 for Mental Health.

A copy of the audit report is available for review in the County's Auditor's office, in the Office of the Auditor of State and on the Auditor of State's web site at ht!p://



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