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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.
74.25(1)(b)3. 3. Pay to each taxing jurisdiction within the district its proportionate share of taxes on improvements on leased land, except that the treasurer shall pay the state's proportionate share to the county and except the taxation district may pay in full all taxes on improvements on leased land, as provided with subd. 1. As part of that distribution, the taxation district treasurer shall allocate to each tax incremental district within the taxation district its proportionate share of taxes on improvements on leased land.
74.25(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 such payment to the governing body of the taxation district.
74.25(3) (3)Return of tax roll. After completing the settlement procedures required under sub. (1), the taxation district treasurer shall transfer the tax roll to the county treasurer as provided under s. 74.43 (1).
74.25(4) (4)Amounts not timely received forwarded to county treasurer. 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.
74.27 74.27 March settlement between counties and the state. On or before March 15, the county treasurer shall send to the secretary of administration the state's proportionate shares of taxes under ss. 74.23 (1) (b) and 74.25 (1) (b) 1. and 2.
74.27 History History: 1991 a. 39; 2003 a. 33.
74.29 74.29 August settlement.
74.29(1)(1) On or before August 20, the county treasurer shall pay in full to the proper treasurer all real property taxes, including taxes offset by the credit under s. 79.10 (5), and special taxes included in the tax roll which have not previously been paid to, or retained by, the proper treasurer. A county may, by resolution adopted by the county board, direct the county treasurer to pay in full to the proper treasurer all special assessments and special charges included in the tax roll which have not previously been paid to, or retained by, the proper treasurer.
74.29(2) (2) On or before August 20, a taxation district treasurer who has not paid in full all taxes on improvements on leased land under s. 74.25 (1) (b) 1. or under s. 74.30 (1) or (2) shall pay in full to each taxing jurisdiction within the district all taxes on improvements on leased land included in the tax roll which have not previously been paid to, or retained by, the 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 its proportionate share of taxes on improvements on leased land.
74.29 History History: 1987 a. 378; 1991 a. 39, 269; 2005 a. 241.
74.30 74.30 Settlement in certain taxation districts. The treasurer of a taxation district which has enacted an ordinance under s. 74.12 shall settle under this section.
74.30(1) (1)February settlement. On or before February 20, the taxation district treasurer shall do all of the following:
74.30(1)(a) (a) Pay to the county treasurer all collections of special assessments or special charges levied under ch. 88.
74.30(1)(b) (b) 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 pars. (e) to (h).
74.30(1)(c) (c) 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 pars. (e) to (h).
74.30(1)(d) (d) Retain all collections of omitted property taxes under s. 70.44, except those subject to sharing under par. (dm).
74.30(1)(dm) (dm) 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.
74.30(1)(e) (e) 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.
74.30(1)(f) (f) 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).
74.30(1)(g) (g) 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.
74.30(1)(h) (h) Retain for the taxation district 80% of collections of the taxes imposed under ss. 77.04 and 77.84 (2) (a) and (am).
74.30(1)(i) (i) Except as provided in par. (k), 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, each 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.
74.30(1)(j) (j) 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.
74.30(1)(k) (k) Pay to each taxing jurisdiction within the district its proportionate share of taxes on improvements on leased land, 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 its proportionate share of taxes on improvements on leased land.
74.30(1m) (1m)March settlement between counties and the state. On or before March 15, the county treasurer shall send to the secretary of administration the state's proportionate shares of taxes under sub. (1) (i) and (j).
74.30(2) (2)Subsequent settlements. On or before the 15th day of each month following the month in which an installment payment of real property taxes is required by the ordinance, the taxation district treasurer shall do all of the following:
74.30(2)(a) (a) Pay to the proper treasurer all collections of delinquent special assessments, special charges and special taxes not previously settled for, as directed by sub. (1) (a) to (h).
74.30(2)(b) (b) Pay to each taxing jurisdiction within the district its proportionate share of real property taxes collected, except that the taxation district treasurer shall pay the state's proportionate share to the county, and the county treasurer shall settle for that share under s. 74.29. 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.
74.30(2)(c) (c) Pay to each taxing jurisdiction within the district its proportionate share of taxes on improvements on leased land, 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 its proportionate share of taxes on improvements on leased land.
74.30(3) (3)Approval of payment not required. The taxation district treasurer shall make payments required under subs. (1) and (2) whether or not the governing body of the taxation district has approved those payments. Following a payment required under subs. (1) and (2), the taxation district treasurer shall prepare and transmit a voucher for that payment to the governing body of the taxation district.
74.31 74.31 Failure to settle timely. If the taxation district treasurer or county treasurer does not settle as required under ss. 74.23 to 74.30:
74.31(1) (1)Interest charge. The taxation district or county which has not settled shall pay 12% annual interest on the amount not timely paid to the taxing jurisdiction, including this state, to which money is due, calculated from the date settlement was required.
74.31(2) (2)Penalty. The taxing jurisdiction, including this state, to which money is due may demand, in writing, payment from the taxation district or county which has not settled. If, within 3 days after receipt of a written demand, settlement is not made, the taxation district or county shall pay the taxing jurisdiction, including this state, making the demand a 5% penalty on the amount remaining unpaid.
74.31 History History: 1987 a. 387; 1991 a. 39.
74.315 74.315 Omitted property.
74.315(1)(1) Submission. No later than October 1 of each year, the taxation district clerk shall submit to the department of revenue, on a form prescribed by the department, a listing of all the omitted taxes under s. 70.44 to be included on the taxation district's next tax roll, if the total of all such taxes exceeds $5,000.
74.315(2) (2)Equalized valuation. After receiving the form under sub. (1), but no later than November 15, the department of revenue shall determine the amount of any change in the taxation district's equalized valuation that results from considering the valuation represented by the taxes described under sub. (1). The department's determination under this subsection is subject to review only under s. 227.53.
74.315(3) (3)Notice and distribution. If the department of revenue determines under sub. (2) that the taxation district's equalized valuation changed as a result of considering the valuation represented by the taxes described under sub. (1), the department shall notify the taxation district and the taxation district shall distribute the resulting collections under ss. 74.23 (1) (a) 5., 74.25 (1) (a) 4m., and 74.30 (1) (dm).
74.315 History History: 2009 a. 171.
subch. V of ch. 74 SUBCHAPTER V
ADJUSTMENT
74.33 74.33 Sharing and charging back of taxes due to palpable errors.
74.33(1)(1) Grounds. After the tax roll has been delivered to the treasurer of the taxation district under s. 74.03, the governing body of the taxation district may refund or rescind in whole or in part any general property tax shown in the tax roll, including agreed-upon interest, if:
74.33(1)(a) (a) A clerical error has been made in the description of the property or in the computation of the tax.
74.33(1)(b) (b) The assessment included real property improvements which did not exist on the date under s. 70.10 for making the assessment.
74.33(1)(c) (c) The property is exempt by law from taxation, except as provided under sub. (2).
74.33(1)(d) (d) The property is not located in the taxation district for which the tax roll was prepared.
74.33(1)(e) (e) A double assessment has been made.
74.33(1)(f) (f) An arithmetic, transpositional or similar error has occurred.
74.33(2) (2)Exceptions. The governing body of a taxation district may not refund or rescind any tax under this section if the alleged error may be appealed under s. 70.995 (8) (c) or if the alleged error is solely that the assessor placed a valuation on the property that is excessive.
74.33(3) (3)Charging back and sharing taxes. If an error under sub. (1) has been discovered, the governing body of the taxation district shall proceed under s. 74.41.
74.33 History History: 1987 a. 378; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 307; 1995 a. 408.
74.33 Annotation A potential error in classifying a mobile home as real, not personal, property was not a clerical error under sub. (1) (a), nor could it be considered to be the inclusion of a real property improvement that did not exist under sub. (1) (b), as the property did exist. Ahrens v. Town of Fulton, 2000 WI App. 268, 240 Wis. 2d 124, 621 N.W.2d 643, 99-2466. Affirmed on other grounds, 2002 WI 29, 251 Wis.2d 135, 641 N.W.2d 423, 99-2466.
74.35 74.35 Recovery of unlawful taxes.
74.35(1) (1) Definitions. In this section "unlawful tax" means a general property tax with respect to which one or more errors specified in s. 74.33 (1) (a) to (f) were made. "Unlawful tax" does not include a tax in respect to which the alleged defect is solely that the assessor placed a valuation on the property that is excessive.
74.35(2) (2)Claim against taxation district.
74.35(2)(a)(a) A person aggrieved by the levy and collection of an unlawful tax assessed against his or her property may file a claim to recover the unlawful tax against the taxation district which collected the tax.
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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)