Select Services Within the Bureau of Local Government Services - 271-0290-16

Description of Agency

The Bureau of Local Government Services provides various services to local units of government, including assisting the State Tax Commission in supervising the administration of State property tax laws; collecting certain taxes; reviewing and approving certain exemption applications; monitoring and approving local unit deficit elimination plans; auditing and overseeing the accounting and audits of local government; and reviewing applications for the issuance of debt.

Audit Objectives

    1. To assess the Local Government Financial Services Division’s effectiveness related to reviewing and conducting audits of local units of government.

    2. To assess the Local Government Financial Services Division’s effectiveness related to reviewing and approving issuance of debt and reviewing deficit elimination plans.

    3. To assess the Property Services Division’s effectiveness to ensure that taxes and credits for property of select public utilities are properly assessed, applied, and paid to the General Fund.

    4. To assess the Property Services Division’s effectiveness to ensure that local governments accurately and promptly pay select required taxes to the School Aid Fund.


    Timing

    Estimated Release Date: Mid 2017


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