Monday, September 10, 2012

Report on Property taxes

SAA release By John Forester | September 10, 2012

Statewide property tax levies increased by just 0.2 percent in 2012, the smallest increase since 1997, according to a report by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance.

The analysis said state taxpayers paid $9.36 billion in net property taxes this year.

Municipal property tax levies increased 1.6 percent to $2.46 billion, topped in the state’s largest municipalities by double-digit increases in Middleton and Manitowoc.

Levies on the county level rose 1.1 percent to $1.97 billion, topped by Crawford County’s 6.3 percent increase.

Statewide school property taxes dropped 1 percent, the first decline since 2006, while technical college levies increased 1.8 percent to $771.3 million.

See the press release.

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