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Dallas County audit report released

Auditor of State David A. Vaudt released an audit report on Dallas County.

According to the report, the county had a local tax revenue of $143,578,819 including $2,240,129 in tax credits from the state ending June 30, 2012.

The county forwarded $124,650,985 of the local tax revenue to the townships, school districts, cities and other taxing bodies in the county.

The county retained $18,927,834 of the local tax revenue to finance county operations, a 3.5 percent decrease from the prior year. Other revenues included charges for service of $6,890,003, operating grants, contributions and restricted interest of $6,480,506, capital grants, contributions and restricted interest of $1,703,840, unrestricted investment earnings of $153,654 and other general revenues of $202,274.

Expenses for county operations totaled $30,929,997, a 1.3 increase from the prior year. Expenses included $8,040,831 for roads and transportation, $7,513,942 for public safety and legal services $4,850,538 for mental health.

A copy of the audit report is available at the county Auditor’s office, Office of Auditor of State and on the Auditor’s of State website at http://auditor.iowa.gov/reports/1210-0025-B00F.pdf.

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