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74.11(12)(a)4. 4. Real property taxes.
74.11(12)(b) (b) The allocation under par. (a) 1g. to 4. is conclusive for purposes of settlement under ss. 74.23 to 74.29 and for determining delinquencies under this section.
74.11(12)(c) (c) Paragraph (a) is not applicable to settlements with respect to payments received by a county treasurer after the county has settled in full for special charges, special assessments, special taxes and real property taxes.
74.11(12)(d) (d) A treasurer, upon receipt of a written request by a taxpayer to do so, shall apply any remaining portion of the payment to personal property taxes after satisfying all other amounts due.
74.12 74.12 Multiple installments payment option.
74.12(1)(1) Authority.
74.12(1)(a)(a) The governing body of any taxation district, except a taxation district under s. 74.87, may, by ordinance, authorize the payment of taxes on real property and improvements on leased land or special assessments or both those taxes and assessments in 3 or more installments. An ordinance enacted under this paragraph, or any repeal of, or amendment to, such an ordinance applies to the collections of a calendar year only if it is enacted on or before August 15 of the preceding calendar year.
74.12(1)(b) (b) In any taxation district which has enacted an ordinance under par. (a), all general property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes shall be collected as provided in this section, rather than as provided in s. 74.11 and except as provided in s. 74.125.
74.12(2) (2)Required provisions of ordinance. An ordinance enacted under sub. (1) (a) shall provide that:
74.12(2)(a) (a) Any kind of obligation to which the installment option pertains may be paid in 3 or more installments. Each installment is due on the last day of the month designated.
74.12(2)(b) (b) The first installment shall be paid on or before January 31 and at least 50% of the obligation to which the installment option pertains shall be paid on or before April 30.
74.12(2)(c) (c) All obligations to which the installment option pertains shall be paid by July 31.
74.12(2)(d) (d) Installments of special assessments are due on the same dates and in the same percentages as installments of real property taxes and if the total special assessment is less than $100, it shall be paid in full on or before January 31.
74.12(3) (3)Minimum payment, balance payable. An ordinance enacted under sub. (1) (a) may establish a minimum payment amount for installments and shall authorize a taxpayer to pay the remaining unpaid balance on any installment payment date.
74.12(4) (4)Payment dates under an ordinance. All obligations to which the installment option pertains shall be paid in one of the following ways:
74.12(4)(a) (a) In full on or before January 31.
74.12(4)(b) (b) In installments under the ordinance.
74.12(5) (5)Payment dates not under an ordinance. All special assessments to which an installment option does not pertain, special charges and special taxes that are placed in the tax roll shall be paid in full on or before January 31.
74.12(6) (6)Personal property taxes. All personal property taxes, except those on improvements on leased land, shall be paid in full on or before 5 working days after January 31.
74.12(6m) (6m)When no installments. If the total real property tax is less than $100, or if the total property tax levied on an improvement on leased land is less than $100, it shall be paid in full on or before January 31.
74.12(7) (7)Delinquent first installment. If the first installment of real property taxes, personal property taxes on improvements on leased land or special assessments to which an installment option pertains is not paid on or before 5 working days after January 31, the entire amount of the remaining unpaid taxes or special assessments to which an installment option pertains on that parcel is delinquent as of February 1.
74.12(8) (8)Delinquent 2nd or subsequent installment. If the 2nd or any subsequent installment payment of real property taxes, personal property taxes on improvements on leased land or special assessments to which an installment option pertains is not paid by 5 working days after the due date specified in the ordinance, the entire amount of the remaining unpaid taxes or special assessments to which an installment option pertains on that parcel is delinquent as of the first day of the month after the payment is due and interest and penalties are due under sub. (10).
74.12(9) (9)Delinquent annual payment.
74.12(9)(a)(a) If all special assessments to which an installment option does not pertain, special charges, special taxes and personal property taxes that are due under sub. (5) or (6) are not paid in full on or before 5 working days after January 31, the amounts unpaid are delinquent as of February 1.
74.12(9)(b) (b) If any special assessments, special charges or special taxes are entered in the tax roll as charges against a parcel of real property and are delinquent, the entire annual amount of real property taxes on that parcel which is unpaid is delinquent as of February 1.
74.12(10) (10)Payment of delinquent payments, interest and penalty.
74.12(10)(a)(a) All real property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes that become delinquent and are paid on or before July 31, and all delinquent personal property taxes, whenever paid, shall be paid, together with interest and penalties charged from the preceding February 1, to the taxation district treasurer.
74.12(10)(b) (b) All real property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes that become delinquent and are not paid under par. (a) shall be paid, together with interest and penalties charged from the preceding February 1, to the county treasurer.
74.12(11) (11)Payment priority.
74.12(11)(a)(a) Except as provided in pars. (c) and (d), if a taxation district treasurer or county treasurer receives a payment from a taxpayer which is not sufficient to pay all amounts due, the treasurer shall apply the payment to the amounts due, including interest and penalties, in the following order:
74.12(11)(a)1g. 1g. Personal property taxes.
74.12(11)(a)1m. 1m. Delinquent utility charges.
74.12(11)(a)1r. 1r. Special charges.
74.12(11)(a)2. 2. Special assessments.
74.12(11)(a)3. 3. Special taxes.
74.12(11)(a)4. 4. Real property taxes.
74.12(11)(b) (b) The allocation under par. (a) 1g. to 4. is conclusive for purposes of settlement under ss. 74.29 and 74.30 and for determining delinquencies under this section.
74.12(11)(c) (c) Paragraph (a) is not applicable to settlements with respect to payments received by a county treasurer after the county has settled in full for special charges, special assessments, special taxes and real property taxes.
74.12(11)(d) (d) A treasurer, upon receipt of a written request by a taxpayer to do so, shall apply any remaining portion of the payment to personal property taxes after satisfying all other amounts due.
74.12(12) (12)Delinquent taxes returned; collection by county.
74.12(12)(a)(a) The taxation district treasurer shall retain the tax roll and make collections through July 31. On or before August 15, the taxation district treasurer shall return the tax roll to the county treasurer. The county treasurer shall collect all returned delinquent real property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes, together with interest and penalty assessed from the previous February 1, as provided under s. 74.47.
74.12(12)(b) (b) The taxation district treasurer shall forward to the county treasurer all real property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes received which were not settled for or retained for the taxation district under s. 74.30.
74.125 74.125 Public depositories. The taxation district treasurer or county treasurer, as appropriate, may designate one or more public depositories, among those previously designated under s. 34.05, to which taxpayers may make payments under ss. 74.11 and 74.12. A receipt for such payments issued by a designated public depository has the same legal status as a receipt issued by the taxation district treasurer or county treasurer.
74.125 History History: 2003 a. 94.
74.13 74.13 Taxes paid in advance of levy.
74.13(1) (1) Treasurer shall accept. The taxation district treasurer shall accept payment of general property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes in advance of the tax levy, subject to the following:
74.13(1)(a) (a) General property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes may be paid in advance of the levy either by single payment or payment in installments of not less than $100. The total taxes paid in advance of the levy may not exceed the total taxes previously levied against the property, as shown on the previous tax roll.
74.13(1)(b) (b) Except as provided in sub. (3), general property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes may be paid in advance of the levy during the period from August 1 until the 3rd Monday in December.
74.13(1)(c) (c) The taxation district treasurer shall hold general property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes paid in advance of the levy. Those taxes, assessments and charges are subject to settlement under s. 74.23. Any interest earned prior to settlement under s. 74.23 on general property taxes, special assessments, special charges or special taxes paid in advance of the levy accrues to the taxation district to which the general property taxes, special assessments, special charges or special taxes were paid.
74.13(1)(d) (d) Upon receipt of the tax roll, general property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes which have been paid in advance shall be credited against the general property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes against the property shown in the tax roll. If the total paid general property taxes, special assessments, special charges and special taxes paid in advance exceeds the total shown in the tax roll, the taxation district treasurer shall return the excess to the person who made the advance payment.
74.13(2) (2)Advance payment depositories. The taxation district treasurer may designate one or more public depositories, among those previously designated under s. 34.05, to which taxpayers may make payments in advance of the tax levy. A receipt for a payment in advance of the levy issued by a designated public depository has the same legal status as a receipt issued by the taxation district treasurer.
74.13(3) (3)Advance payment when ceasing business. Personal property taxes on property used in a commercial enterprise which is ceasing business may be paid in advance of the tax levy at any time before the 3rd Monday in December of the year in which business ceases.
74.13 History History: 1987 a. 378.
74.15 74.15 Payment of real property taxes by grantor and grantee. If real property is conveyed and there is no valid written agreement between the grantor and the grantee concerning the payment of real property taxes for the year in which the conveyance is made, the grantor shall pay to the grantee an amount equal to one-twelfth of the taxes assessed against the property for the calendar year preceding the year in which the conveyance is made multiplied by the number of months in the calendar year of the conveyance which have elapsed before the date of the conveyance, including the month in which the conveyance is made if the conveyance occurs after the 15th day of the month.
74.15 History History: 1987 a. 378; 1989 a. 104.
74.19 74.19 Tax receipts. The county clerk, unless a different official is designated by the county board, shall procure and furnish tax receipts, prescribed under s. 70.09 (3), to each taxation district treasurer in the county. The taxation district treasurer shall use the tax receipts so furnished. If requested under s. 74.09 (3) (g), the taxation district treasurer shall mail a copy of the tax receipt to the requester. This section does not apply to cities authorized to proceed under s. 74.87 or to counties having a population of 500,000 or more.
74.19 History History: 1987 a. 378.
74.21 74.21 Notification of payment of taxes from escrowed funds. If a person other than the property owner pays to a taxation district or county, from an escrow account funded by the property owner, the real property taxes levied against owner-occupied residential property containing not more than 4 dwelling units, the payer annually shall send written notification of payment of real property taxes to the property owner. The notification shall be sent within 30 days after the last payment of real property taxes by the payer for any year. The notification shall state when the real property taxes were paid and the amount paid.
74.21 History History: 1987 a. 378.
subch. IV of ch. 74 SUBCHAPTER IV
SETTLEMENT
74.23 74.23 January settlement.
74.23(1)(1) Settlement. On or before January 15, the treasurer of each taxation district, except the treasurer of a city authorized to act under s. 74.87, shall settle for all collections received through the last day of the preceding month as follows:
74.23(1)(a) (a) Special assessments, special charges and special taxes. The taxation district treasurer shall:
74.23(1)(a)1. 1. Pay to the county treasurer all collections of special assessments or special charges levied under ch. 88.
74.23(1)(a)2. 2. Pay to the proper treasurer all collections of special assessments, special charges and special taxes, except that occupational taxes under ss. 70.40 to 70.421 and forest cropland, woodland and managed forest land taxes under ch. 77 shall be settled for under s. 74.25 (1) (a) 1. to 8.
74.23(1)(a)3. 3. Retain all collections of special assessments, special charges and special taxes due to the taxation district.
74.23(1)(a)4. 4. Retain all collections of omitted property taxes under s. 70.44, except those subject to sharing under subd. 5.
74.23(1)(a)5. 5. Pay to each taxing jurisdiction within the district its proportionate share of the taxes and interest under s. 70.995 (12) (a) and the taxes under s. 74.315.
74.23(1)(b) (b) General property taxes. After making the distribution under par. (a), the taxation district treasurer shall pay to each taxing jurisdiction within the district its proportionate share of general property taxes, except that the treasurer shall pay the state's proportionate share to the county. As part of that distribution, the taxation district treasurer shall retain for the taxation district and for each tax incremental district within the taxation district and each environmental remediation tax incremental district created by the taxation district its proportionate share of general property taxes. The taxation district treasurer shall also distribute to the county the proportionate share of general property taxes for each environmental remediation tax incremental district created by the county.
74.23(2) (2)Approval of payment not required. The taxation district treasurer shall make payments required under sub. (1) whether or not the governing body of the taxation district has approved those payments. Following a payment required under sub. (1), the taxation district treasurer shall prepare and transmit a voucher for that payment to the governing body of the taxation district.
74.25 74.25 February settlement.
74.25(1)(1) Settlement. On or before February 20, the taxation district treasurer, except the treasurer of a city authorized to proceed under s. 74.87 or the treasurer of a taxation district that has adopted an ordinance under s. 74.12, shall settle for all collections received through the last day of the preceding month and all amounts timely paid under s. 74.69 (1) which were not settled for under s. 74.23 as follows:
74.25(1)(a) (a) Special assessments, special charges and special taxes. The taxation district treasurer shall:
74.25(1)(a)1. 1. Pay to the county treasurer all collections of special assessments or special charges levied under ch. 88.
74.25(1)(a)2. 2. Pay to the proper treasurer all collections of special assessments, special charges and special taxes, except that occupational taxes under ss. 70.40 to 70.421 and forest cropland, woodland and managed forest land taxes under ch. 77 shall be settled for under subds. 5. to 8.
74.25(1)(a)3. 3. Retain all collections of special assessments, special charges and special taxes due to the taxation district, except that occupational taxes under ss. 70.40 to 70.421 and forest cropland, woodland and managed forest land taxes under ch. 77 shall be settled for under subds. 5. to 8.
74.25(1)(a)4. 4. Retain all collections of omitted property taxes under s. 70.44, except those subject to sharing under subd. 4m.
74.25(1)(a)4m. 4m. Pay to each taxing jurisdiction within the district its proportionate share of the taxes and interest under s. 70.995 (12) (a) and the taxes under s. 74.315.
74.25(1)(a)5. 5. Pay to the secretary of administration all collections of occupational taxes on mink farms, 30% of collections of occupational taxes on iron ore concentrates, and 10% of collections of occupational taxes on coal docks.
74.25(1)(a)6. 6. Pay to the county treasurer 20% of collections of occupational taxes on coal docks, 20% of collections of the taxes imposed under ss. 77.04 and 77.84 (2) (a) and (am), and all collections of payments for lands under s. 77.84 (2) (b), (bm), and (bp).
74.25(1)(a)7. 7. Retain for the taxation district all collections of occupational taxes on grain storage and petroleum and petroleum products and 70% of collections of occupational taxes on iron ore concentrates and coal docks.
74.25(1)(a)8. 8. Retain for the taxation district 80% of collections of the taxes imposed under ss. 77.04 and 77.84 (2) (a) and (am).
74.25(1)(b) (b) General property taxes. After making the distribution under par. (a), the taxation district treasurer shall do all of the following:
74.25(1)(b)1. 1. Except as provided in subd. 3., pay in full to each taxing jurisdiction within the district all personal property taxes included in the tax roll which have not previously been paid to, or retained by, that taxing jurisdiction, except that the treasurer shall pay the state's proportionate share to the county. As part of that distribution, the taxation district treasurer shall allocate to each tax incremental district within the taxation district and each environmental remediation tax incremental district created by the taxation district its proportionate share of personal property taxes. The taxation district treasurer shall also distribute to the county the proportionate share of personal property taxes for each environmental remediation tax incremental district created by the county.
74.25(1)(b)2. 2. Pay to each taxing jurisdiction within the district its proportionate share of real property taxes, except that the treasurer shall pay the state's proportionate share to the county. As part of that distribution, the taxation district treasurer shall retain for the taxation district and for each tax incremental district within the taxation district and each environmental remediation tax incremental district created by the taxation district its proportionate share of real property taxes. The taxation district treasurer shall also distribute to the county the proportionate share of real property taxes for each environmental remediation tax incremental district created by the county.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)