2005 WISCONSIN ACT 405
An Act to amend 70.511 (2) (b) and 74.41 (4) (b); and to create 20.835 (2) (bm) and 70.511 (2) (bm) of the statutes; relating to: the payment of interest on property tax refunds for manufacturing property and making an appropriation.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
20.835 (2) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
20.835 (2) (bm) Interest payments on overassessments of manufacturing property. A sum sufficient to make the payments under s. 70.511 (2) (bm).
70.511 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
70.511 (2) (b) If the reviewing authority reduces the value of the property in question, or determines that manufacturing property is exempt, the taxpayer may file a claim for refund of taxes resulting from the reduction in value or determination that the property is exempt. If claim for refund is filed with the clerk of the municipality on or before the November 1 following the decision of the reviewing authority, the claim shall be payable to the taxpayer from the municipality no later than January 31 of the succeeding year. A claim filed after November 1 shall be paid to the taxpayer by the municipality no later than the 2nd January 31 after the claim is filed. Interest on the claim at the rate of 0.8% per month shall be paid to the taxpayer when the claim is paid at the average annual discount rate determined by the last auction of 6-month U.S. treasury bills before the objection per day for the period of time between the time when the tax was due and the date that the claim was paid. If the taxpayer requests a postponement of proceedings before the reviewing authority, interest on the claim shall permanently stop accruing at the date of the request. If the hearing is postponed at the request of the taxpayer, the reviewing authority shall hold a hearing on the appeal within 30 days after the postponement is requested unless the taxpayer agrees to a longer delay. If the reviewing authority postpones the hearing without a request by the taxpayer, interest on the claim shall continue to accrue. No interest may be paid if the reviewing authority determines under s. 70.995 (8) (a) that the value of the property was reduced because the taxpayer supplied false or incomplete information. If taxes are refunded, the municipality may proceed under s. 74.41.
70.511 (2) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
70.511 (2) (bm) No later than July 1 of each year, each municipality that pays a refund under par. (b) for property that is assessed under s. 70.995 shall notify the department of administration of the amount of all such refunds paid by the municipality in the previous fiscal year. Annually, no later than the 3rd Monday in November, from the appropriation account under s. 20.835 (2) (bm), the department of administration shall pay to each municipality that pays a refund under par. (b) for property that is assessed under s. 70.995 an amount that is equal to 20 percent of the interest on such refunds paid by the municipality in the previous fiscal year and that has accrued up to the date of the determination by the tax appeals commission of the municipality's obligation.
74.41 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
74.41 (4) (b) Determine the amount of rescinded or refunded taxes to be charged back to, and collected from, each taxing jurisdiction for which taxes were collected by the taxation district, and determine the amount of taxes collected under s. 74.33 to be shared with each taxing jurisdiction for which taxes were collected by the taxation district. The Except for interest on refunds under s. 70.511 (2) (b) that is paid with respect to property that was assessed under s. 70.995 and that is not paid by the department of administration under s. 70.511 (2) (bm), the amount determined may not include any interest.
(1) This act first applies to refunds paid after July 1, 2006.