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File #: 22-0170    Name: August MFR
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/12/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration of the Monthly Financial Report for the Period Ending August 31, 2021.
Attachments: 1. 22-0170_Att 1 - Revenue- August 2021, 2. 22-0170_Att 2 - Expenditure August 2021, 3. 22-0170_Att 3 - Consumer Spending Attachment 3
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM


DATE: OCTOBER 5, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of the Monthly Financial Report for the Period Ending August 31, 2021.
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ISSUE: Receipt of the Monthly Financial Report for the Period Ending August 31, 2021.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council receives the Monthly Financial Report.

BACKGROUND: The following discussion is a summary of the Monthly Financial Report for this period. Detailed comparative schedules are attached.

As of August 31, 2021, General Fund revenues totaled $14.2 million, a decrease of 14.1 percent compared to the same period in FY 2021. It is important to note that revenues collected in July and some of the revenue collected in August are for taxes owed in June and are therefore accrued to the prior fiscal year. Timing issues are also much more pronounced in the early months of the fiscal year. For example, at this time the first half of the City's Personal Property Tax Relief from the Commonwealth has not been received, but the City had received $11.8 million at this time in FY 2021. Communication Sales and Use Taxes had also been received and posted at this time last year. The first significant tax revenue in FY 2022 is traditionally due on October 5, when personal property taxes for vehicle and business personal property are due. The bills are mailed in mid to late August and payments processed in August can vary significantly.

Revenues do often not track consistently with a monthly calendar since many revenue sources have due dates that do not occur evenly through the year. Large revenue sources, such as real estate and personal property tax revenues are remitted twice per year and once per year, respectively. Through the first two months of the fiscal year, no category has sufficient receipts to ...

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