Auditor tabulates the taxable valuations for each property owner
in the county. After applying the proper exemptions, homestead
and military credits, roll backs and other adjustments to the
assessed valuations certified by the Assessor’s Office, the Auditor
certifies the “taxable” valuation of the county to
the State. This computation creates the tax rate from which each
taxpayer’s statement is prepared.
After the State
returns the certified tax rates for the above-mentioned taxing
entities in the County, the Auditor becomes the County
Tax Accountant and applies these tax rates to the taxable valuation of
each property and then prepares a tax list showing each taxpayer’s
share of the total governmental tax asking. These figures are then
certified to the County Treasurer’s Office for collection.