City of Port St. Lucie residents have a new tool to help them learn how their municipal tax dollars are spent.
Balancing Act’s Tax Receipt Tool provides residents with an unofficial, itemized receipt showcasing how the City spends tax dollars. The Tax Receipt Tool offers a transparent breakdown of programs and services supported by residents’ municipal tax contributions, which ensures transparency and accountability in public spending.
By simply entering a property’s taxable value, the tool will show what the owner spends on the City’s portion of their tax bill and where the money is spent. The City’s portion is less than a quarter of a resident’s total property tax bill. Property taxes are split among 16 entities including the county and schools. The City’s portion of property taxes provides the largest source of money that the City uses to pay for streets, roads, police, parks and other services.