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2023 Personal Property Return

Deadline: March 1, 2023

2023 personal property returns will be accepted without penalty until April 1, 2023.

In December 2022, businesses with personal property accounts will be sent a letter requesting the 2023 personal property return.  A copy of the return form will be included with the letter.  Forms are to be completed, signed and returned to the Assessor's Office by March 1, 2023.  Digital versions of the personal property return form can also be downloaded from our website - formats include Excel, fillable PDF, and PDF.

If further assistance is needed, please contact your accountant or our office at (414) 286-3651 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Personal property questions and completed forms can be returned by email at [email protected].

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Personal Property Resources

Personal Property Assessments

View and download personal property assessments from the City of Milwaukee Open Data Portal.

Personal Property Return Forms

This form is to be filled out by all businesses per Wisconsin State Statute section 70.35 and returned to the Assessor's Office annually by March 1.

Agent Authorization

An agent authorization file is required to be on file with the Assessor's Office if someone other than the property owner is to handle property assessment affairs.

Computer Exemption Guidelines (PDF)

State law (sec. 70.11(39), Wis. Stats.), exempts computers, software, and electronic peripheral equipment from property taxation. PDF format.

Composite Useful Lives (PDF)

Composite useful lives recommended for use on equipment used by retailers, wholesalers, and service organization. PDF format.

Wisconsin Property Assessment Manual

Refer to chapter 19 for information regarding personal property.

Wisconsin Statute 70.111

Personal property exempted from taxation.

Nicole F. Larsen

Commissioner of Assessments


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 City Hall, 200 E. Wells Street, Room 507, Milwaukee, WI 53202

 Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM


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