What is the 5th Cent Sales & Use Tax (local option) and how is it allocated?

The 5th Cent Tax is levied upon retail sales as well as use and consumption of tangible personal property, upon admissions and services, and upon sales and storage. By statute this tax must be imposed at a rate in increments of one-half percent (.5%), not to exceed a rate of two (2%) percent. This tax must be renewed by voters every four years. Albany County voters renewed the 1% General Purpose Excise Tax in 2010, and then again in 2014. The Department of Revenue collects and disperses the monies, keeping 1% for an administration fee and distributing 99% to the City. (Reference Wyoming Statute: W.S. 39-15-203)

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1. What is the General Fund?
2. What are the primary General Fund revenue sources?
3. What is the 4th Cent Sales & Use Tax and how is it allocated?
4. What is the 5th Cent Sales & Use Tax (local option) and how is it allocated?
5. We have a 6th cent specific purpose tax (1% SPT local option) in Albany County. Why don’t I see it in General Fund revenue sources? How is this tax being managed?
6. How much debt can the City carry?
7. What are the current types of general fund debt and the terms associated with the debt?
8. What is an Enterprise Fund?
9. What types of enterprise fund debt are held by the City and what are the terms associated with that debt?
10. What determines how much the City can spend?
11. What is the City’s Bond Rating?
12. What is Depreciation? How does the City manage it?
13. What are Fund Balance and Net Position?
14. What do the different components of fund balance mean?
15. What is a Modified Balance Sheet?
16. What are the Days of Operation Reserves?
17. What are the Recreation Center’s primary revenue sources?
18. What is the percent of Cost Recovery for the Recreation Center?
19. What is the Enterprise Fund Shared Services Transfer?
20. How does the City plan its budget for Enterprise Funds?
21. Are the revenues in the Enterprise fund only user fees?
22. How does the Financial Outlook Report differ from the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)?