Wisconsin

Sears Holding Corp. could collect a $205,748 property tax refund from the City of Racine under a settlement agreement recently recommended for approval by the Finance and Personnel Committee. Read More

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A Town of Dover couple contend their property was reassessed at a pricier value in retaliation for refusing to allow an assessor to inspect the inside of their home last summer. Read More

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The legal battle between Walgreens and several municipalities over property tax assessments is still ongoing. Read More

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 It sure is tempting — Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to use about $500 million of a projected $900 million surplus in state revenue over the next 18 months in a variety of tax cuts.Read More

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 Walker and Republicans who control the Legislature have been discussing details of the proposal, Webster said. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald did not immediately return messages for comment Wednesday. Read More

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 The Town of Delavan under-taxed “off-lake” real estate and over-taxed more than 50 lakefront homes, a violation of Wisconsin law. But the lakefront homeowners won’t get their desired remedy, a state appeals court has ruled. Read More

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 The rapid growth in frac sand mining activity in Barron County has begun to be reflected by a jump in the amount of property taxes being paid by frac sand mining and processing facilities here. Read More

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Many uncertainties swirl around the city of Detroit’s filing for bankruptcy. What will happen to families, to neighborhoods? Can the city rebound? Or is this development a pretense of even worse circumstances to come? Read More

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Believers in the theory that federal land patents defeat property taxes have been dealt a blow by this decision by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.  It is a rather interesting theory. Read More

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Wisconsin’s tax burden grew slightly in 2010-11 and its national rank fell from ninth to 10th, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau analyzed by the Wisconsin <!--p:BC BCJ Body Copy Justified-->Taxpayers<!--p:BC BCJ Body Copy Justified--> Alliance. Read More

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City Treasurer Spencer Coggs announced that the Milwaukee Common Council has, this week, passed legislation implementing a proposal made by his office to allow taxpayers to pay both their property taxes and “special charges” together on a ten-month, interest free installment plan. Read More

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A student housing project proposed by the Cathedral Parish in Downtown Madison will be exempt from property taxes after all. Read More
 

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The budget signed by Gov. Walker Sunday will change the way billboards are assessed in Wisconsin, shifting an estimated $2 million in local taxes from sign owners to other property taxpayers. Read More
 

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Total property values in southeastern Wisconsin dropped 5% in 2012, but municipal and school district property tax levies did not follow suit, says a Public Policy Forum report to be released Wednesday. Read More

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The City of Milwaukee's Assessor's office reports that 1,073 property owners filed an appeal on the assessment on their property this year. Read More

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The Village Board unanimously agreed Monday to settle a suit with Walgreen Co., which wanted more than $200,000 in property taxes back from what it called an excessive assessment. Read More

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The Cathedral Parish in Downtown Madison may end up having to pay property taxes on the Holy Redeemer student housing project it has proposed. Read More
 

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In a new sign of trouble for East Town Mall, the struggling Green Bay shopping center has lost a bid to trim more than $5 million from its property value for tax purposes. Read More

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