YOUR TAX DOLLARS
WHERE DO MY TAX DOLLARS GO
The actual tax amounts on your real estate tax bill are determined by the County in accordance with the State multiplier. Taxing bodies appearing on your tax bill include various governmental entities and will vary depending on the county and school district, but it’s good to know where your tax money goes: Approx. 78% goes to schools, approx. 15% to Other (Fire Dept, County, Health Dept, Forest Preserve, Township, Library, Mosquito Abatement, etc.) and approx. 7% goes to the Village of Wayne. With this 7% the Village pays for part-time staff, Building & Zoning, 24/7 Police coverage, road repair and maintenance, Public Works, and the Police Pension Fund. Anyone wishing to see the Annual Audit and related correspondence can go to villageofwayne.org, Department, Government, Annual Financial Information, Audit Letter. Refer to your own tax bill for your personal tax distribution.
WAYNE MOST FRUGAL MUNICIPALITY IN DUPAGE COUNTY
Under the leadership of Village President Eileen Phipps and your Village Board members Ed Hull, Pete Connolly, and our fellow trustees, in March 2018, the Illinois State Comptroller recognized Wayne as Most Frugal community in DuPage County, having the lowest spending per capita in all of DuPage County. Wayne won by a tremendous margin. Its per capita spending was nearly half of the nearest contender in the top 20 list. This achievement is particularly notable given the “economy of scale” advantage held by other communities with significantly greater population densities and commercial sales tax revenues.
This designation was welcome confirmation of the tireless efforts of your Village Board members, including Eileen Phipps, Ed Hull, and Pete Connolly to use and spend your tax dollars as frugally as possible while still providing a high level of services to Wayne residents.