ISAC County Budgeting and Property Tax Seminar

All auditors, supervisors, and county budget and finance officers are encouraged to attend the ISAC County Budgeting and Property Tax Seminar being held from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on October 2 at the Gateway Convention Center and Hotel in Ames. This one-day event will cover recent law changes and how to most effectively plan and budget in the future.

Registration will open in September, and seating will be limited. More information including speaker details will be sent soon.

Tentative Seminar Topics:
Property Tax Trends
The history and future of property tax trends in Iowa and the country.

SF 634 Requirements and Changes
A detailed description of SF 634 and what it means for Iowa’s counties.

Property Taxes and the State of Iowa
A technical overview of the property tax related responsibilities of the Department of Revenue and the Department of Management.

County Budgeting and SF 634 Panel
Panelists will discuss how budgeting will be affected by SF 634 and what strategies can be used to most effectively budget for the present while planning for the future.

Budgeting Efficiencies Panel and Attendee Sharing
County officials will discuss efficiencies used in their counties. Attendees will be asked to bring and share examples as well. A table will be provided for handouts.

Budgeting Transparency and Communications
A panel of county and communication professionals will share best practices for keeping citizens aware of and involved in county government finance, functions, and services.