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Personal Property Return Forms

This form is to be filled out by all businesses per Wisconsin State Statute section 70.35 as follows:

  • The assessor shall require such person, firm or corporation to submit a return of all personal property and the taxable value thereof.  A Statement of Personal Property must be filed for each business location for those companies with multiple sites in the City of Milwaukee.
  • Each return shall be filed with the assessor on or before March 1st of the year in which the assessment provided by s 70.10 is made.  Returns received after March 1st are subject to doomage.
  • Failure to file: If you fail to file, the assessor must estimate the value of your property using the best information available. In addition, you shall be denied any right of abatement by the board of review, under Section 70.35 (4), Wis. Statutes.

We are able to accept forms by email. Please email to [email protected].   If you are not able to access these forms, please contact the assessor’s office.  

Personal Property Return Instructions are available.  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.

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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.

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Helpful Resources

Composite Useful Lives (PDF)

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

Computer Exemption Guidelines (PDF)

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