Lunch with Leaders: Local Government Tax Options
The taxes that support city and county governments have been in the news in the past few months as both the city and county asked voters to approve new taxes and were turned down in both cases. The League’s November 15 lunch at the Hilton will feature a discussion of local taxes. Our speakers will be Adam Johnson, the city’s finance director, and county manager Katherine Miller. We have asked our speakers to address policy issues about taxes, such as how local governments determine which taxes, and in what amounts, they decide to levy to fund various government operations and programs. We have asked the speakers to assume that our members know the basic facts about the major taxes that support local governments – property taxes and gross receipts taxes (GRT). This article is intended to refresh our members’ knowledge of those tax basics. Save the date—November 15— and bring your tax questions.