What Is My Impact?
Your shopping habits help employ Miami County residents and allow business owners to support many vital community events. Festivals, youth sports programs, and community organizations often rely on donations from local businesses. The sales tax created by those businesses influences local government spending on things like roads, recreation, and capital improvements.
Businesses also pay property taxes at twice the rate of a single family home. Those taxes support a city's basic operational expenses, including fire and police protection. Without those commercial property taxes and sales tax collections, property taxes paid by single-family homeowners would increase significantly.