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76.025 Annotation The exemption for water and air pollution equipment is to be allowed a public utility after November 16, 1969 even as to equipment purchased or constructed before that date if it was approved under s. 70.11 (21) (a) prior to that date. Wisconsin Electric Power Co. v. DOR, 59 Wis. 2d 106, 207 N.W.2d 841.
76.03 76.03 Unit assessment and situs for taxation.
76.03(1) (1) The property, both real and personal, including all rights, franchises and privileges used in and necessary to the prosecution of the business of any company enumerated in s. 76.02 shall be deemed personal property for the purposes of taxation, and shall be valued and assessed together as a unit.
76.03(2) (2) In case any of the property used in the business of a company defined in s. 76.02 is operated in connection with the property used in the same business or any other business therein described, all such property, rights, franchises and privileges shall be valued and assessed together as a unit, unless, in the opinion of the department of revenue, such properties are so segregated that separate assessments thereof should be made.
76.03(3) (3) The place of assessment and taxation of property subject to taxation under the provisions of this subchapter is fixed at the capitol of the state.
76.03(4) (4) Every person, company or companies, as defined in s. 76.02, shall be the representative of every title and interest in the property so operated or used either as owner, lessee or otherwise, and notice to the operating and using company or companies shall be notice to all interests in the property for the purposes of taxation. The assessment and taxation of the property of any company in the name of the operating or using company or companies shall be deemed and held an assessment and taxation of all the title and interest in such property of any kind or nature. Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to authorize the assessment and taxation of the interests of the state or of any county, city, village or town in any property used for highways or elevated roads and leased to or used by another.
76.04 76.04 Reports of companies; penalty.
76.04(1) (1) Every company defined in s. 76.02 shall, annually, file a true and accurate statement in such manner and form and setting forth such facts as the department shall deem necessary to enforce ss. 76.01 to 76.26. The annual reports for railroad companies, sleeping car companies and express companies shall be filed on or before April 15 and for conservation and regulation companies, air carriers and pipeline companies on or before May 1.
76.04(1m) (1m) For sufficient reason shown the department may upon written request allow such further time for making and filing the report under sub. (1) as it may deem necessary, but not to exceed 30 days. If any company fails to file such report within the time prescribed or as extended under this subsection, the department shall add to the taxes due from such company $250 if the report is not filed within 15 days after the due date or extended due date and an additional $250 for each month or part of a month thereafter during which the report is not filed, except that the total penalty may not exceed $2,500. No company may in any action or proceeding contest the imposition of such penalty.
76.04(2) (2) The forms for all reports required by ss. 76.01 to 76.26 shall be prescribed and furnished by the department of revenue.
76.05 76.05 Refusal or neglect to report.
76.05(1) (1) If any company defined in s. 76.02 or its officers or agents shall refuse or neglect to make any reports required by s. 76.04 or by the department, or shall refuse or neglect to permit an inspection and examination of its records, books, accounts or papers when requested by the department, or shall refuse or neglect to appear before the department in obedience to a summons, such company shall be estopped to question or impeach the action or determination of the department except upon satisfactory proof of fraud or mistake injurious to the company.
76.05(2) (2) No company shall be allowed in any action or proceeding to question the amount or valuation of its property as assessed by the department unless such company shall have made and filed with the department a full and complete report of the facts and information prescribed by s. 76.04 and called for by the department thereunder, provided that the refusal or neglect of such company to file the report in time may on application of the company and for good cause shown be excused by the department on condition that such company shall make a full and complete report of all facts and information mentioned in said s. 76.04 within 15 days after notice by mail of the amount of the assessment of the property of such company, and shall appear before the department at a time designated by it and make a full disclosure of all property liable to assessment and taxation under this subchapter and show the full value of such property to the satisfaction of the department.
76.05 History History: 1979 c. 102 s. 236 (1).
76.06 76.06 General powers of investigation. In any matter material to the valuation, assessment or taxation of property under this subchapter, the department may, in its discretion, exercise any and all of the powers conferred upon it by ss. 73.03 and 73.04 (1); and every state, county, city, village, town and other public officer shall make return to the department in such form as it shall prescribe, of all information it shall call for. Persons serving the process of the department shall receive the same compensation allowed by law to sheriffs for similar service; and persons appearing before the department in obedience to its summons shall, in the discretion of the department, receive the same compensation as a witness in the circuit court; such fees and compensation to be audited by the department of administration on the certificate of the department, and charged to the proper appropriation for the department of revenue. The records, books, accounts and papers of any company defined in s. 76.02 to be assessed under this subchapter, except as otherwise provided, shall be subject to the visitation, inspection and examination by said department or by such person as it may designate for that purpose.
76.06 History History: 1979 c. 102 s. 236 (1).
76.07 76.07 Assessment.
76.07(1)(1)Duty of department. The department on or before August 1 in each year in the case of railroad companies and sleeping car companies, and on or before September 15 in the case of air carrier companies, conservation and regulation companies and pipeline companies, shall, according to its best knowledge and judgment, ascertain and determine the full market value of the property of each company within the state.
76.07(2) (2)Relation to state valuation; description. The value of the property of each of said companies for assessment shall be made on the same basis and for the same period of time, as near as may be, as the value of the general property of the state is ascertained and determined. The department shall prepare an assessment roll and place thereon after the name of each of said companies assessed, the following general description of the property of such company, to wit: "Real estate, right-of-way, tracks, stations, terminals, appurtenances, rolling stock, equipment, franchises and all other real estate and personal property of said company," in the case of railroads, and "Real estate, right-of-way, poles, wires, conduits, cables, devices, appliances, instruments, franchises and all other real and personal property of said company," in the case of conservation and regulation companies, and "Real estate, appurtenances, rolling stock, equipment, franchises, and all other real estate and personal property of said company," in the case of sleeping car and air carrier companies, and "Land and land rights, structures, improvements, mains, pumping and regulation equipment, services, appliances, instruments, franchises and all other real and personal property of said company," in the case of pipeline companies, which description shall be deemed and held to include the entire property and franchises of the company specified and all title and interest therein.
76.07(3) (3)Assessment. For the purpose of determining the full market value of the property of each company appearing on the assessment roll, the department may view and inspect the property of such company and shall consider the reports filed in compliance with s. 76.04 and the reports and returns of the company filed in the office of any officer of this state, and other evidence or information bearing upon the full market value of the property of the company assessed. In case of companies which own or use property lying partly within and partly without the state, the department shall value and assess only the property within this state, using the methods under subs. (4g) and (4r). When the full market value of the property of a company within this state has been determined, the amount shall be entered upon the assessment roll opposite the name of the company and shall be the assessment of the entire property of such company within this state for the levy of taxes thereon, subject to review and correction. The department shall thereupon give notice by certified mail to each company assessed of the amount of its assessment as entered upon such roll.
76.07(4g) (4g)Determining the property in this state. The department shall determine the property in this state of railroad companies, air carrier companies, pipeline companies and telephone companies in the following manner:
76.07(4g)(a) (a) Railroad companies. For railroad companies:
76.07(4g)(a)1. 1. Determine the ton miles of revenue freight handled in this state.
76.07(4g)(a)2. 2. Divide the amount under subd. 1. by the ton miles of revenue freight handled everywhere.
76.07(4g)(a)3. 3. Divide the fraction under subd. 2. by 3.
76.07(4g)(a)4. 4. Determine the number of cars originated, terminated, received at connections, delivered at connections or otherwise handled in this state.
76.07(4g)(a)5. 5. Divide the amount under subd. 4. by the number of cars originated, terminated, received at connections, delivered at connections or otherwise handled everywhere.
76.07(4g)(a)6. 6. Divide the fraction under subd. 5. by 6.
76.07(4g)(a)7. 7. Determine the tons of revenue freight on line, both originated and terminated, and at connections, both received and delivered, in this state.
76.07(4g)(a)8. 8. Divide the amount under subd. 7. by the tons of revenue freight on line, both originated and terminated, and at connections, both received and delivered, everywhere.
76.07(4g)(a)9. 9. Divide the fraction under subd. 8. by 6.
76.07(4g)(a)10. 10. Determine the depreciated cost of road property owned or rented by the company and used in the operation of the company's business in this state.
76.07(4g)(a)11. 11. Determine the depreciated cost of migratory road property owned or rented by the company and used in the operation of the company's business.
76.07(4g)(a)12. 12. Multiply the amount under subd. 11. by a fraction the numerator of which is the unit miles in this state and the denominator of which is the unit miles everywhere.
76.07(4g)(a)13. 13. Divide the sum of the amounts under subds. 10. and 12. by the depreciated cost of road property everywhere.
76.07(4g)(a)14. 14. Divide the fraction under subd. 13. by 3.
76.07(4g)(a)15. 15. Add the fractions under subds. 3., 6., 9. and 14.
76.07(4g)(a)16. 16. Multiply the fraction under subd. 15. by the full market value of the company's property everywhere.
76.07(4g)(b) (b) Air carrier companies. For air carrier companies:
76.07(4g)(b)1. 1. Determine the depreciated original cost of the real and tangible personal property owned or rented by the company in this state and used in the operation of the company's business.
76.07(4g)(b)2. 2. Determine the depreciated original cost of the company's migratory tangible personal property owned or rented by the company and used in the operation of the company's business.
76.07(4g)(b)3. 3. Multiply the amount under subd. 2. by a fraction the numerator of which is the total of flight hours in this state and the denominator of which is the flight hours everywhere.
76.07(4g)(b)4. 4. Add the amounts under subds. 1. and 3.
76.07(4g)(b)5. 5. Divide the amount under subd. 4. by the depreciated original cost of the real and tangible personal property owned or rented by the company everywhere and used in the operation of the company's business.
76.07(4g)(b)6. 6. Divide the fraction under subd. 5. by 3.0.
76.07(4g)(b)7. 7. Determine transport revenue by adding revenue received for transporting passengers and property on flights either originating at, or connecting at, airports in this state.
76.07(4g)(b)8. 8. Determine transport-related revenue by adding public service revenue allocated to this state on the basis of routes for which the company is authorized to receive subsidy payments, mutual aid allocated to this state on the basis of the ratio of transport revenues allocated to this state to transport revenues everywhere in the previous year, in-flight sales allocated to this state as they are allocated under s. 77.51 (14r) and all other transport-related revenues from sales made in this state.
76.07(4g)(b)9. 9. Divide the sum of the amounts under subds. 7. and 8. by the transport and transport-related revenues everywhere.
76.07(4g)(b)10. 10. Divide the fraction under subd. 9. by 3.0.
76.07(4g)(b)11. 11. Determine the tons of revenue passengers and revenue cargo first received either as originating traffic or as connecting traffic in this state or finally discharged by the company in this state.
76.07(4g)(b)12. 12. Determine the tons of revenue passengers and revenue cargo received or finally discharged at airports everywhere.
76.07(4g)(b)13. 13. Divide the amount under subd. 11. by the amount under subd. 12.
76.07(4g)(b)14. 14. Divide the fraction under subd. 13. by 3.0.
76.07(4g)(b)15. 15. Add the fractions under subds. 6., 10. and 14.
76.07(4g)(b)16. 16. Multiply the fraction under subd. 15. by the full market value of the company's property everywhere.
76.07(4g)(c) (c) Natural gas pipelines. For natural gas pipelines, except liquefied gas pipelines:
76.07(4g)(c)1. 1. Determine the gross cost of gas plant in service in this state, except motor vehicles exempt from the property tax under s. 70.112 (5), and of all other property owned or rented by the company and used in the operation of the company's business in this state and included in the base for purposes of rate regulation by the federal energy regulatory commission.
76.07(4g)(c)2. 2. Determine the gross cost of gas plant in service everywhere, except motor vehicles specified under s. 70.112 (5), and of all other property owned or rented by the company and used in the operation of the company's business everywhere and included in the base for purposes of rate regulation by the federal energy regulatory commission.
76.07(4g)(c)3. 3. Divide the amount under subd. 1. by the amount under subd. 2.
76.07(4g)(c)4. 4. Multiply the fraction under subd. 3. by the full market value of the company's property everywhere.
76.07(4g)(d) (d) Other pipeline companies. For pipeline companies except those under par. (c):
76.07(4g)(d)1. 1. Determine the gross cost of line of pipe owned or rented by the company and used in the operation of the company's business in this state.
76.07(4g)(d)2. 2. Determine the gross cost of line of pipe owned or rented by the company and used in the operation of the company's business everywhere.
76.07(4g)(d)3. 3. Divide the amount under subd. 1. by the amount under subd. 2.
76.07(4g)(d)4. 4. Multiply the fraction under subd. 3. by 3.
76.07(4g)(d)5. 5. Divide the fraction under subd. 4. by 4.
76.07(4g)(d)6. 6. Determine the barrel miles transported in this state.
76.07(4g)(d)7. 7. Determine the barrel miles transported everywhere.
76.07(4g)(d)8. 8. Divide the amount under subd. 6. by the amount under subd. 7.
76.07(4g)(d)9. 9. Divide the fraction under subd. 8. by 5.
76.07(4g)(d)10. 10. Determine the number of barrels received and delivered in this state.
76.07(4g)(d)11. 11. Determine the number of barrels received and delivered everywhere.
76.07(4g)(d)12. 12. Divide the amount under subd. 10. by the amount under subd. 11.
76.07(4g)(d)13. 13. Divide the fraction under subd. 12. by 20.
76.07(4g)(d)14. 14. Determine the gross cost of line of pipe everywhere.
76.07(4g)(d)15. 15. Determine the gross cost of all property owned or rented by the company and used in the company's business everywhere.
76.07(4g)(d)16. 16. Divide the amount under subd. 14. by the amount under subd. 15.
76.07(4g)(d)17. 17. Add the fractions under subds. 5., 9. and 13. and multiply that result by the fraction under subd. 16.
76.07(4g)(d)18. 18. Determine the gross cost of property owned or rented by the company and used in the operation of the company's business other than pipe in this state.
76.07(4g)(d)19. 19. Determine the gross cost of all property owned or rented by the company and used in the operation of the company's business everywhere.
76.07(4g)(d)20. 20. Divide the amount under subd. 18. by the amount under subd. 19.
76.07(4g)(d)21. 21. Add the fraction under subd. 17. to the fraction under subd. 20.
76.07(4g)(d)22. 22. Multiply the fraction under subd. 21. by the full market value of the company's property everywhere.
76.07(4r) (4r)Adjustment of factors. In making the determinations under sub. (4g), the department may adjust any factor or use any other factor in order to reflect more accurately the company's property in this state if in the department's judgment the factor or combination of factors does not produce a substantially just and correct determination or if during the 12 months preceding the assessment date any of the following conditions applies:
76.07(4r)(a) (a) The company began operating in this state and the results of its operations during the first year materially distort the allocation of property to this state.
76.07(4r)(b) (b) The company's service was interrupted so that the allocation of property to this state is materially distorted.
76.07(4r)(c) (c) The company acquired or disposed of assets having a substantial value that are situated so as materially to distort the allocation of property to this state.
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