Monroe County Tax Collector Sam Steele presented $5.4 million in excess fees at the Wednesday Board of County Commissioners meeting. The total amount of the certified tax roll for 2022 is $366.5 million for all taxing authorities, about $42 million more than last year. The tax collector presented $5.5 million in excess fees last year, a historic high.
Florida Statute states whenever a tax collector has money in excess, he or she shall distribute the surplus to each governmental unit in the same proportion as the fees paid by the governmental unit.
The fees in excess for Monroe County are used to offset the budget, benefiting taxpayers.
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