The financial heartbeat of Anderson Township is found in its fiscal office. This office consists of elected Fiscal Officer Ken Dietz and two staff members. Ken Dietz has served as fiscal officer since 1995. Budget, payroll, quarterly and yearly reports, pension and all issues related to township finance are handled in the fiscal office.
The main source of revenue for Anderson Township is property taxes. Anderson Township government receives just over 16 cents of each property tax dollar paid. This money funds:
- police and fire protection,
- road maintenance and snow removal,
- public works, planning/zoning and special events,
- capital improvements,
- all other township operating functions.
One source of township revenue comes through the TIF (Tax Increment Financing) program. The Anderson Township TIF program allows the township to collect taxes on parcels that were considered ripe for development. Anderson receives funds for capital improvements on all the taxes collected on the increases in value of those properties.
By agreement with the Forest Hills Local School District and the Cincinnati Public Schools districts, the township passes along to them that portion of taxes they would have received if there was no TIF in place.