Christine J. Johnson, DeKalb County Treasurer, reports that the final distribution of DeKalb County real estate tax money was made recently. This year the Treasurer’s Office collected and distributed $200,547,617.25 to DeKalb County taxing bodies. The final distribution also includes $5,055.57 in interest that was earned by the Treasurer’s Office for the benefit of the taxing bodies while the funds were in the Treasurer’s custody.
Taxpayers also took advantage of the opportunity to pay their taxes online. “This year more than $5 million in taxes were paid electronically. This has been our most successful year yet for this program”, said Johnson.
A breakdown of the total taxes distributed is:
DeKalb County $21,088,689.15 10.52 percent
DeKalb County Forest Preserve $1,483,677.51 .74 percent
Townships & Road & Bridge Districts $8,450,121.38 4.21 percent
School Districts $119,906,535.62 59.79 percent
Community College Districts $11,705,460.59 5.84 percent
Cities and Villages $13,281,032.08 6.62 percent
Park Districts $7,759,755.55 3.87 percent
Library Districts $4,348,519,.43 2.17 percent
Fire Districts $4,135,166.06 2.06 percent
TIF Districts $8,251,815.88 4.12 percent
Drainage Districts $136,844.00 .06 percent