Legislature creates confusion on levy certification deadline

The 2017 Legislature added "special taxing districts" to the list of entities that must under the Truth in Taxation law submit their proposed tax levy to the county auditor by September 30 for the following year. Watershed districts are included in the definition of "special taxing districts," but already have a longstanding deadline to adopt a budget and certify a tax levy by September 15. We are advising our clients that the September 15 date is still the one to follow.