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 following table shows a comparison of the excise tax distributions for the county, cities and towns in 2019 and 2020.


Excise Tax Distributions, 2019-2020


20192020Difference
Porter County $3,555,818$3,756,3935.6%
Portage city$1,522,443$1,573,1743.3%
Valparaiso city$1,487,299$1,550,0044.2%
Chesterton $530,646$528,214-0.5%
Porter $221,048$226,9502.7%
Burns Harbor$37,959$36,181-4.9%
Kouts$45,025$46,1502.5%
Hebron$72,582$75,6744.3%
Beverly Shores$27,497$26,728-2.8%
Dune Acres$6,430$6,7855.5%
Ogden Dunes$43,525$43,9110.9%
Town of Pines$13,284$9,968-0.3%


Prior-Year Excise Tax Distributions 




20142015





Porter County$3,116,216$2,809,791





Beverly Shores$11,048$15,624





Burns Harbor$22,540$24,822





Chesterton$448,376$404,667





Dune Acres$4,474$4,778





Hebron$62,942$52,145





Kouts$38,703$31,463





Ogden Dunes$36,286$36,350





Pines$11,804$8,165





Portage$1,340,518$1,164,023





Porter$180,210$165,387





Valparaiso$1,466,385$1,358,672





 

 

Source: Auditor Form 22s