Resources

IRS Audits of City Payroll

Informational Memo

Prepare for a potential IRS audit or compliance check by learning about common problematic issues for cities.

Published Aug 4, 2020.

Securing Payment of Utility Charges

Informational Memo

Learn about setting rates for municipal utilities, on what basis cities may make charges, and method for collecting payments due.

Published Jul 29, 2020.

Budget Guide for Cities

Informational Memo

Learn about new state and federal laws that significantly affect city budget decisions.

Published Jun 17, 2020.

Layoffs and HR Cost-Saving Measures

Informational Memo

Options for saving costs by reducing staff through furlough or layoffs. Describes alternatives such as hiring or wage freezes.

Published May 25, 2020.

Financial Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updates and information to assist in your city's financial decision-making process during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published Apr 23, 2020.

Legislative Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic

Get answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about legislative issues and COVID-19.

Published Apr 1, 2020.

GASB 75 OPEB Estimator Worksheet

Requirements to comply with post-employment benefits funding accounting. Worksheet to estimate your potential liability.

Published Feb 14, 2020.

Paying for City Services

Access resources about city finances like the property tax system, local government aid, and tax increment financing.

Published Feb 13, 2020.

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Decertification

This economic development tool can affect a city's tax base and LGA distribution when its districts are decertified.

Published Feb 3, 2020.

Term Series Investment Pools

This opportunity, provided by the 4M fund, features fixed rates, fixed maturity dates, and higher yields for short-term investments.

Published Feb 3, 2020.