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79.10(8) (8)Delayed payments.
79.10(8)(a)(a) If a county receives a payment under this section that, under s. 16.53, is made after the date specified in this section, that county shall as soon as possible distribute to each municipality and taxing jurisdiction in the county, the municipality's and taxing jurisdiction's share of the payment and of the interest in respect to that payment.
79.10(8)(b) (b) If a municipality receives a payment under this section that, under s. 16.53, is made after the date specified in this section, that municipality shall as soon as possible distribute to each taxing district for which the municipality collects taxes that district's share of the payment and of the interest in respect to that payment.
79.10(9) (9)Credit against tax liability.
79.10(9)(b)(b) Property tax relief credit. Except as provided in ss. 79.175 and 79.18, every property taxpayer of the municipality having assessed property shall receive a tax credit in an amount determined by applying the percentage of the amount of the value of property assessed to the taxpayer to the amount of the distribution to be made to the municipality under sub. (7m) (a), as stated in the November 20 notification from the department of revenue, except that no taxpayer may receive a credit larger than the total amount of property taxes to be paid on each parcel for which tax is levied for that year by that taxpayer.
79.10(9)(bm) (bm) Lottery and gaming credit. Except as provided in ss. 79.175 and 79.18, a lottery and gaming credit shall be allocated to every principal dwelling for which a credit is claimed under sub. (10) in an amount determined by multiplying the estimated fair market value of the principal dwelling, not exceeding the value determined under sub. (11), by the school tax rate.
79.10(9)(bn) (bn) First dollar credit. Except as provided in ss. 79.175 and 79.18, and subject to s. 79.15, the first dollar credit shall be allocated to every parcel of real estate on which improvements are located in an amount determined by multiplying the estimated fair market value of the property, not exceeding the value determined under sub. (11) (d), by the school tax rate.
79.10(9)(c) (c) Credits shown on tax bill.
79.10(9)(c)1.1. The lottery and gaming credit under par. (bm) shall reduce the property taxes otherwise payable on property that is eligible for that credit and if the property owner completes the information required under sub. (10) (a) or (b).
79.10(9)(c)2. 2. The credit under par. (b) shall reduce the property taxes otherwise payable.
79.10(9)(c)3. 3. The credit under par. (bn) shall reduce the property taxes otherwise payable.
79.10(9)(d) (d) Credit limit. No taxpayer may receive in respect to any parcel credits under this subchapter that exceed the total amount of property taxes due on that parcel.
79.10(10) (10)Claiming the lottery and gaming credit.
79.10(10)(a)(a) Beginning with property taxes levied in 1999, the owner of a principal dwelling may claim the credit under sub. (9) (bm) by applying for the credit on a form prescribed by the department of revenue. A claimant shall attest that, as of the certification date, the claimant is an owner of property and that such property is used by the owner in the manner specified under sub. (1) (dm). The certification date is January 1 of the year in which the property taxes are levied. The claimant shall file the application for the lottery and gaming credit with the treasurer of the county in which the property is located or, if the property is located in a city that collects taxes under s. 74.87, with the treasurer of the city in which the property is located. Subject to review by the department of revenue, a treasurer who receives a completed application shall direct that the property described in the application be identified on the next tax roll as property for which the owner is entitled to receive a lottery and gaming credit. A claim that is made under this paragraph is valid for as long as the property is eligible for the credit under sub. (9) (bm).
79.10(10)(b) (b) A person who becomes eligible for a credit under sub. (9) (bm) may claim the credit by filing an application, on a form prescribed by the department of revenue, with the treasurer of the county in which the property is located or, if the property is located in a city that collects taxes under s. 74.87, with the treasurer of the city in which the property is located. Claims made under this paragraph are valid for as long as the property is eligible for the credit under sub. (9) (bm).
79.10(10)(bm)1.1. A person who is eligible for a credit under sub. (9) (bm) but whose property tax bill does not reflect the credit may claim the credit by applying to the treasurer of the taxation district in which the property is located for the credit under par. (a) by January 31 following the issuance of the person's property tax bill. The treasurer shall compute the amount of the credit; subtract the amount of the credit from the person's property tax bill; notify the person of the reduced amount of the property taxes due; issue a refund to the person if the person has paid the property taxes in full; and enter the person's property on the next tax roll as property that qualifies for a lottery and gaming credit. Claims made under this subdivision are valid for as long as the property is eligible for the credit under sub. (9) (bm).
79.10(10)(bm)2. 2. A person who may apply for a credit under subd. 1. but who does not timely apply for the credit under subd. 1. may apply to the department of revenue no later than October 1 following the issuance of the person's property tax bill. Subject to review by the department, the department shall compute the amount of the credit; issue a check to the person in the amount of the credit; and notify the treasurer of the county in which the person's property is located or the treasurer of the taxation district in which the person's property is located, if the taxation district collects taxes under s. 74.87. The treasurer shall enter the person's property on the next tax roll as property that qualifies for a lottery and gaming credit. Claims made under this subdivision are valid for as long as the property is eligible for the credit under sub. (9) (bm).
79.10(10)(bn)1.1. If a person who owns and uses property as specified under sub. (1) (dm), as of the certification date under par. (a), transfers the property after the certification date, the transferee may apply to the treasurer of the county in which the property is located or, if the property is located in a city that collects taxes under s. 74.87, to the treasurer of the city in which the property is located for the credit under sub. (9) (bm) on a form prescribed by the department of revenue. The transferee shall attest that, to the transferee's knowledge, the transferor used the property in the manner specified under sub. (1) (dm) as of the certification date under par. (a). A claim that is made under this subdivision is valid for as long as the property is eligible for the credit under sub. (9) (bm).
79.10(10)(bn)2. 2. A person who is eligible for a credit under subd. 1. but whose property tax bill does not reflect the credit may claim the credit by applying to the treasurer of the taxation district in which the property is located for the credit by January 31 following the issuance of the person's property tax bill. Claims made after January 31, but no later than October 1 following the issuance of the person's property tax bill, shall be made to the department of revenue. Paragraph (bm), as it applies to processing claims made under that paragraph, applies to processing claims made under this subdivision.
79.10(10)(c) (c) If a person who is certified under par. (a) to claim the credit under sub. (9) (bm) becomes ineligible for the credit under sub. (9) (bm), that person shall, within 30 days of becoming ineligible, notify the treasurer of the county in which the property is located or, if the property is located in a city that collects taxes under s. 74.87, the treasurer of the city in which the property is located.
79.10(10)(d) (d) If the department of revenue determines that a credit was extended to a taxpayer who was not entitled to the credit for reasons other than that the taxpayer failed to complete the information required under par. (a), the department of revenue shall instruct the appropriate taxation district to collect the credit as a special charge on the next property tax bill issued for the property.
79.10(10)(e) (e) A county or a city, if the city collects taxes under s. 74.87, may use a certification procedure other than the certification procedure under par. (a) if all of the following apply:
79.10(10)(e)1. 1. The certification procedure includes a method to identify taxable property that is used as the property owner's principal dwelling.
79.10(10)(e)2. 2. The certification procedure includes a procedure that is similar in effect to the procedure described in par. (bm).
79.10(10)(e)3. 3. The certification procedure is approved by the department of revenue.
79.10(10)(f) (f) Each county and city that administers the credit under sub. (9) (bm) shall implement a procedure to periodically verify the eligibility of properties for which a credit is claimed. In 2004, and every 5th year thereafter, each county and city that administers the credit under sub. (9) (bm) shall file a report with the department of revenue, in the manner and at the time prescribed by the department of revenue, that describes the procedures that the county or city uses to verify the credits claimed under this subsection and evaluates the efficacy of such procedures.
79.10(11) (11)Lottery and gaming credit estimated fair market value.
79.10(11)(a)(a) For property taxes levied in 1997 and thereafter, the estimated fair market value shall be determined under par. (b).
79.10(11)(b) (b) Before October 1, the department of administration shall determine the total funds available for distribution under the lottery and gaming credit in the following year and shall inform the joint committee on finance of that total. Total funds available for distribution shall be all moneys projected to be transferred to the lottery fund under ss. 20.455 (2) (g) and 20.505 (8) (am), (g) and (jm) and all existing and projected lottery proceeds and interest for the fiscal year of the distribution, less the amount estimated to be expended under ss. 20.455 (2) (r), 20.566 (2) (r), and 20.835 (2) (q) and less the required reserve under s. 20.003 (5). The joint committee on finance may revise the total amount to be distributed if it does so at a meeting that takes place before October 16. If the joint committee on finance does not schedule a meeting to take place before October 16, the total determined by the department of administration shall be the total amount estimated to be distributed under the lottery and gaming credit in the following year.
79.10(11)(c) (c) Before October 16, the department of administration shall inform the department of revenue of the total amount available for distribution under the lottery and gaming credit in the following year. Before November 20, the department of revenue shall calculate, to the nearest $100, the estimated fair market value necessary to distribute the total amount available for distribution under the lottery and gaming credit in the following year.
79.10(11)(d) (d) Before November 20, the department of revenue shall calculate, to the nearest $100, the estimated fair market value necessary to distribute the total amount available for distribution under s. 79.15.
79.10 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Tax 20, Wis. adm. code.
79.11 79.11 Payment of tax credits.
79.11(1) (1) The extension of the tax credits authorized by s. 79.10 on the tax roll shall be deemed payment of that portion of the total tax due on property to which such credits are applicable.
79.11(2) (2) Except as provided in s. 79.10 (10) (d), the payment of the difference between the total tax which is due on any property less the amount of the tax credits applicable to such property authorized by this subchapter shall be considered payment in full of the property taxes due thereon in that year.
79.11(3) (3)
79.11(3)(a)(a) In those cities, villages and towns where the payment of property taxes is authorized to be made in installments, such installment payments shall be based on the net amount of taxes due after the tax credits authorized by this subchapter have been applied.
79.11(3)(b) (b) Notwithstanding ss. 74.11 (2) (b) and 74.12 (2) (b), the lottery and gaming credit shall be deducted in its entirety from the first installment. This paragraph does not apply to the payment of taxes in installments under s. 74.87.
79.11 History History: 1971 c. 125 s. 411; Stats. 1971 s. 79.11; 1991 a. 39, 323; 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 5.
79.13 79.13 Farmland tax relief credit.
79.13(1) (1) In the 1999-2000 fiscal year, the amount that is estimated to be expended from the appropriation under s. 20.835 (2) (dn) is $15,000,000.
79.13(2) (2)
79.13(2)(a)(a) In the 2000-01 fiscal year, the amount that is estimated to be expended from the appropriation under s. 20.835 (2) (q) is $15,000,000, plus the amount that is estimated to be expended from the appropriation under s. 20.835 (2) (dn) in the previous fiscal year and less the actual amount that is expended from the appropriation under s. 20.835 (2) (dn) in the previous fiscal year.
79.13(2)(b) (b) In the 2001-02 fiscal year, and in each fiscal year thereafter, the amount that is estimated to be expended from the appropriation under s. 20.835 (2) (q) is $15,000,000, plus the amount that is estimated to be expended from the appropriation under s. 20.835 (2) (q) in the previous fiscal year and less the actual amount that is expended from the appropriation under s. 20.835 (2) (q) in the previous fiscal year.
79.13 History History: 1999 a. 5, 9.
79.14 79.14 School levy tax credit. The appropriation under s. 20.835 (3) (b), for the payments under s. 79.10 (4), is $319,305,000 in 1994, 1995, and 1996; $469,305,000 beginning in 1997 and ending in 2006; $593,050,000 in 2007; $672,400,000 in 2008; $747,400,000 in 2009; $732,550,000 in 2010, 2011, and 2012; and $747,400,000 in 2013 and in each year thereafter.
79.15 79.15 Improvements credit. The total amount paid each year to municipalities from the appropriation account under s. 20.835 (3) (b) for the payments under s. 79.10 (5m) is $75,000,000 in 2009, $145,000,000 in 2010, and $150,000,000 in 2011 and in each year thereafter.
79.15 History History: 2007 a. 20; 2009 a. 28.
79.175 79.175 Excess tax credit corrections. If a municipality applies excess tax credits on the tax roll under s. 79.10 (9), the municipal clerk shall correct the excess application by deducting the excess amount from the appropriate credits in the following year.
79.175 History History: 1975 c. 39; 1981 c. 20, 314; 1985 a. 29 s. 3202 (56) (b), (f); 1991 a. 39.
79.18 79.18 Insufficient tax credit corrections. If a municipality applies insufficient tax credits on the tax roll under s. 79.10 (9), the municipal clerk shall correct the deficiency by adding the deficient amount to the appropriate credits in the following year.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 11, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 11, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-11-14)