LIT distributions

Porter County’s Local Income Tax (LIT) is distributed this way: One half goes to the county government and cities and towns for their spending needs. Of the other half, the first $3.5 million goes to the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, and the remainder funds the county’s homestead credit (known as the 1% LIT credit).

The following tables show the annual income tax distributions to the county government and municipalities.

Unit
20202019
Porter County
$5,480,827
Valparaiso
$2,539,266
Portage
$2,947,245
Chesterton
$1,045,797
Beverly Shores
$49,057
Burns Harbor
$92,512
Dune Acres
$14,565
Hebron
$298,022
Kouts
$150,371
Ogden Dunes
$88,830
Porter town
$388,773
Pines town
$56,659


Taxing Unit
2015
2016
2017
2018
County government$4,722,841$4,863,057$5,160,822$5,232,595
Valparaiso$2,188,090$2,253,052$2,391,006$2,424,260
Portage$2,539,647$2,615,046$2,775,165$2,813,761
Chesterton$901,165$927,920$984,736$998,431
Beverly Shores$42,272$43,527$46,192$46,835
Burns Harbor$79,717$82,084$87,110$88,322
Dune Acres$12,552$12,923$13,714$13,905
Hebron$256,806$264,430$280,621$284,524
Kouts$129,575$133,422$141,591$143,561
Ogden Dunes$76,545$78,818$83,644$84,807
Pines$48,823$50,273$366,073$371,165
Porter$335,006$344,952$53,351$54,093

 Source: DLGF