Interest Charge on Delinquent Taxes
The interest charge on delinquent taxes is 1% per month from February 1, 2016, through the month paid, plus a penalty of ½% per month on the entire balance due.
Installment Payment Plan
To qualify for the installment plan, total 2015 real estate property taxes must be or exceed $100. For personal property taxes, the total 2015 City amount due must be or exceed $100. If you elect to pay under the installment plan, the first installment must be paid on or before January 31, 2016. All subsequent installment payments must be paid on or before the last day of the month due, whether or not you receive a billing notice from the Milwaukee City Treasurer's Office. The first time an installment is missed or under paid, the account can be reinstated by paying the missed or under paid amount due plus 1% interest, along with the following month's installment payment in full. However, if a second installment payment is missed or under paid, the entire balance becomes delinquent and interest will be charged at the rate of 1% per month from February 1, 2016 through the month paid, plus a penalty of ½% per month.
State Lottery and Gaming Credit
You are eligible for a State Lottery and Gaming Credit for 2015 real estate property taxes payable in 2016, if, on January 1, 2015, you were the owner of the real property listed on this tax bill and used that property as your primary residence. In addition, if you purchased the property listed on this tax bill after January 1, 2015, you may claim the credit provided that you are able to attest that to the best of your knowledge the previous owner used the property as their primary residence as of January 1, 2015 and you continue to use the property as your primary residence. If you believe you qualify for a State Lottery and Gaming Credit on your 2015 combined real estate property tax bill but no such credit appears on your tax bill, you may make a late claim for the credit by January 31, 2015, using a form available from the Office of the City Treasurer. Do not claim the credit if you do not qualify. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue will audit all claims for the Lottery and Gaming Credit. Note that Wisconsin State Statutes require that you notify the City Treasurer within 30 days after you no longer qualify for the credit because you no longer own the property, or no longer use it as your primary residence. For additional information on the State Lottery and Gaming Credit, contact the Office of the City Treasurer at 414-286-2240, or write the Wisconsin Department of Revenue at Box 8971, Madison, Wisconsin 53708-8971.
Estimated Fair Market Value
In addition to the assessed value, Wisconsin law requires that your taxation district show the estimated fair market value of taxable property on property tax bills. This estimated fair market value reflects the approximate market value of your property as of January 1, 2015.
Use Value Assessment
Wisconsin law does not require that the estimated fair market value be shown for agricultural land. Any parcel benefiting from use value assessment may be subject to a penalty under Wisconsin Statute 74.485 if the use of the parcel changes. If you would like more information, contact the City Assessor's Office at 414-286-3651, or write the Wisconsin Department of Revenue at Box 8971, Madison, Wisconsin 53708-8971.
Discontinued or Changed Business Location
Any business entity that received a personal property tax bill and has discontinued doing business or changed their location should contact the City Assessor's Office at 414-286-3651.
Additional Tax Credits Available
Certain Wisconsin property owners and renters may qualify for additional tax credits and/or loan assistance under special programs administered by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR), the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection(DATCP), and WHEDA. Some income and residency restrictions apply. You may obtain information about several of these programs on the Department of Revenue (DOR) website.
Income Tax Credits
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Box 8949, Madison, WI 53708-8949
|Homestead Credit (Email)
||Farmland Tax Relief Credit (Email)
||School Property Tax Credit (Email)
Farmland Preservation Credit
|Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
||Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911
Property Tax Deferral Loans for the Elderly
||Box 1728, Madison, WI 53701-1728
Property Tax Credits
Lottery and Gaming Credit
First Dollar Credit
School Property Tax Credit
|Email or Write to: Wisconsin Department of Revenue 6-97
||Box 8971, Madison, WI 53708-8971
Address Change Request
Address change requests are TEMPORARY and only valid for mailing out tax payment receipts, tax refund checks, installment tax bills, and delinquent tax bills thorough November 30, 2016. For a PERMANENT change in billing, you MUST notify the City Assessor's Office in writing at City Hall, Room 507. All owner name changes and change in ownership MUST be recorded with the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds.