Town Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) (sec. 60.85, Wis. Stats.) Creation

To create a Tax Incremental District (TID), email the completed forms and required documents to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). DOR uses this information to establish the district's base value and to verify the municipality followed state law.

The law allows towns to use TIF for specific agricultural, forest, manufacturing and tourism activities. For more information on eligible projects, review the Summary of Eligible Project Districts for a Town TID.

Due date/process

  • If the municipal resolution is adopted by September 30, use the "Attach Documents" button below to email the required forms and supporting documents to DOR by December 31
  • DOR certifies base values after January 1 of the year following creation
  • TIF Fee - after your municipality notifies DOR it created a TID, DOR posts a bill in My Tax Account
PE-605TID Creation - legal requirements
Base Value WorkbookThis Excel workbook contains all the necessary forms to document the property and taxing jurisdictions affected by the TID. For best results, open the workbook, save it to your computer and then complete the forms.

Attach Documents

Select "Attach Documents" to email your TID documents

TID Checklist - required forms to complete and documents to provide
TID Creation Timeframe - provides timeframe for fees, increment, and values
Resolution Checklist – identifies required resolution information
Guidelines for Project Plans – required project plan information
TIF Public Notices – information on public notices


MS 6-97
Office of Technical and Assessment Services
PO Box 8971
Madison, WI 53708-8971
Phone: (608) 261-5335 or (608) 266-5708
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