Excise Tax

Excise taxes are among the revenues that the County Auditor's Office distributes to taxing units. For many taxing units, excise taxes account for a significant portion of their miscellaneous revenues.

The Porter County Auditor's office has compiled the following summaries comparing the total excise tax distributions in 2014 and in 2015.

Excise Tax Distributions, 2014-2015

(Totals shown are for all funds. Figures are rounded.)

County Government

County
20142015Difference
Porter County$3,116,216$2,809,791($306,425)

Cities & Towns

City/Town20142015Difference
Beverly Shores$11,048$15,624$4,576
Burns Harbor$22,540$24,822$2,282
Chesterton$448,376$404,667($43,709)
Dune Acres$4,474$4,778$304
Hebron$62,942$52,145($10,796)
Kouts$38,703$31,463($7,240)
Ogden Dunes$36,286$36,350$64
Pines$11,804$8,165($3,639)
Portage$1,340,518$1,164,023($176,496)
Porter$180,210$165,387($14,823)
Valparaiso$1,466,385$1,358,672($107,713)

School Corporations

School Corporation20142015Difference
Boone Township$360,032$330,208($29,824)
Duneland$1,647,131$1,482,618($164,513)
East Porter$673,358$626,866($46,492)
Michigan City$48,405$77,686$29,281
Portage Township$1,436,836$1,295,430($141,406)
Porter Township$619,675$546,427($73,248)
Valparaiso$1,600,312$1,363,865($236,447)
Union Township$572,207$525,761($46,445)

Libraries

Library20142015Difference
Porter County Public Library$510,912$409,880($101,032)
Westchester Public Library$121,878$114,253($7,625)

Source: Auditor Form 22s