Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) Manual

This Manual describes the TIF statutes, rules and processes. It is only available online - links to its six chapters/sections are listed below. Since the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) periodically updates the Manual, using this online version ensures you are viewing the most current version.

Examples of the information in the TIF Manual:

  • Purpose and impact of a Tax Incremental District (TID)
  • Process to create or amend a TID
  • Role of the municipality, Joint Review Board (JRB) and DOR

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July 13, 2018