Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tax assessments arrive . . . what do they really tell us?

Spring is the time of the year when property owners receive new assessments. In some communities, an assessor visits properties and revalues them based on state-mandated criteria. In others, properties are not reassessed, so owners see no change in assessed … Continue reading

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Comparing WI property taxes nationally

At the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, we provide a lot of information to allow residents to make in-state property tax comparisons, whether it’s by school district, county, or municipality (www.wistax.org/facts). National comparisons are much harder to make. However, recently published figures … Continue reading

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Lottery sales languish

How effective is the Wisconsin Lottery at providing property tax relief? The answer is “not very, and declining.” Wisconsin Lottery sales rose marginally in 2009-10, but were significantly below 2005-06, which was the most recent peak in sales. Nearly $481 … Continue reading

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