Property values for
taxation are determined by the Local Township tax assessor and taxes
for a given year are due in January of the
following year. However, the property owner does have the
option of splitting the payment into two parts which are due January
and July 31.
The January payment is sent to the Village or Township Clerk and the
July payment is sent directly to the County Treasurer in
the Ellsworth County Court House.
Associated with the Real Estate property tax is a Personal Property
Tax. In situations where the tax assessor determines that
real property is being used for commercial purposes, a personal property
tax may be assessed in the same ratio as real estate
taxes and is
due January 31 of the following year.
Property owners may challenge the tax assessors valuations by
appearing before the Village or Township Board of Review prior to
the close of the tax year. The exact date and time of this review
is provided with the tax assessors valuation notice.
Personal property and real estate taxes are determined by levies
from (a) The State of Wisconsin (b) Pierce County (c) the local
Township or Village (d) Chippewa Valley Tech, and (e) the local
Currently Pierce County residents are receiving some tax relief from
the State in the form of a “School Levy Tax Credit and a lottery
Refer to Township or Village page for detailed addresses and phone
numbers for tax assessors and clerks.
WISCONSIN SALES TAX
All goods and services in Wisconsin are subject to a 5% State sales
tax except for non-processed foods. An additional ½ percent is
collected by Pierce & St. Croix Counties making the total sales tax
in these Counties is 5.5%.
PERSONAL INCOME TAXES
Anyone living in Wisconsin or deriving income from within the State
is subject to Wisconsin personal income tax. Wisconsin personal
income tax is based on the adjusted gross income subject to Federal
Income Tax and is taxed at the rate of 4.77% to 6.77% depending on
total value on the income involved.
For complete details and necessary forms contact:
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
PO Box 8903
Madison WI 53706-8903