Is a municipality required to share non-manufacturing omitted taxes with other taxing jurisdictions?
Yes. If the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) determines the omitted taxes affect the municipality's equalized value.
What are the requirements for submitting a request to share omitted taxes to DOR?
If the total non-manufacturing omitted tax listed on a municipality's tax roll exceeds $5,000, the municipality must file a Request for Sharing Non-Manufacuring Omitted Taxes (PC-205) with DOR by October 1 in the year the omitted taxes are listed on the tax roll. (sec. 74.315, Wis. Stats.)
What if the tax roll is not finalized by October 1?
After October 1, if the roll is not finalized, the municipality must file a request (PC-205) with DOR before the next October 1.
When does DOR notify municipalities of its determination?
DOR makes our determination by November 15 for requests received by October 1. DOR then informs the municipality of the determination. We include a copy of the request with the determination, showing the tax amount to be shared with each taxing jurisdiction.
Note: These amounts are listed on the copy even if the request is denied. A municipality may share the omitted tax even if DOR denies the request.
If the amount of omitted taxes on a municipality's tax roll is $5,000 or less, is the municipality required to file a request with DOR?
No. If the total amount of omitted tax is $5,000 or less, a municipality is not required to file a Request for Sharing Non-Manufacuring Omitted Taxes (Form PC-205) with DOR.
Where do I get Form PC-205, Request for Sharing Non-Manufacuring Omitted Taxes?
You must electronically file this form. Form PC-205 is located at:
If DOR determines the omitted taxes affect the equalized value, when does a municipality need to settle with other taxing jurisdictions?
Once the taxes are collected, the taxation district must distribute the taxes in the January or February settlement under state law (secs. 74.23 (1) (a) 5, 74.25 (1) (a) 4m, and 74.30 (1) (dm), Wis. Stats.).
Where should a municipality send the state's share of omitted taxes?
Since January 1, 2017 (per Wisconsin Act 59), the state eliminated the forestation state tax.
For omitted taxes before January 1, 2017, send the state's payment to:
Department of Natural Resources, FN/2
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
- Statement identifying the funds are for taxes collected on omitted property
- Municipality's name
How many years can I go back for reporting omitted property?
You may report omitted property for the previous two years for real or personal property, unless previously reassessed for the same year or years. This does not apply to manufacturing property assessed by DOR.
FOR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS CONTACT:
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Local Government Services Bureau
PO Box 8971
Madison, WI 53708-8971
Fax: (608) 264-6887
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