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

To create a Tax Incremental District (TID), submit the completed forms and required information to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). We use this information to establish the district's base value and to verify the municipality followed proper legal procedures.

The Town Tax Incremental Finance Law assists Towns in paying 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, the forms are due to DOR by October 31
  • DOR certifies base values after January 1 of the year following creation
  • Tax Incremental Financing Remittance Fee - after notifying DOR that your town created a TID, we will send you a bill through "My Tax Account"
Application Forms
PE-605TID Creation - Legal Requirements
Base Value
This Excel workbook contains all of 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

To send your completed forms and supporting documents by email, click "Attach Documents."

TID Application Checklist - lists the forms you need to complete
TID Creation Resolution Checklist - identifies information that must be in the resolutions
Joint Review Board Information
Common Language Guidelines for Project Plans
Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) Public Hearing 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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