Below is some information provided by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue to assist taxpayers due to financial hardships.
Three credits are applied directly to a property tax bill with the amounts printed separately on the bill.
Lottery and Gaming Credit – if you are a Wisconsin resident, own your property and it is your primary residence, a property owner may qualify for this credit
First Dollar Credit – if there is a real property improvement on the land, the property qualifies for this credit
School Levy Tax Credit – all taxable real property in Wisconsin qualifies for this credit
There are also credits an individual may claim on their Wisconsin income tax return. The income tax return instructions are the best source to determine qualification for these credits.
Homestead Credit – this credit has requirements that can be found in the income tax instructions or in the common questions on our website at Claiming Homestead Credit
Veterans and Surviving Spouses Property Tax Credit – a credit equal to the amount of property taxes paid during the year on an eligible veteran’s or surviving spouse’s principal dwelling. The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) provides a certificate of eligibility. Information, instructions and request forms can be found on the DVA website.
Renter’s and Homeowner’s School Property Tax Credit – this credit is not available if an individual claims the veterans and surviving spouses property tax credit
There is one program intended for the elderly in particular
The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) provides property tax deferral loans for the elderly
For more information, contact WHEDA at (800)755-7835
In the case of an individual that is suffering a financial hardship due to the pandemic, encourage them to reach out to their legislators to make them aware of their situation. This is helpful for legislators when they reconvene in 2021, and possibly pursue new COVID relief legislation.
Click Here to Search for your 2020 Tax Bill. Original tax bills have been mailed and should be arriving soon.
We encourage residents to mail payments (PO Box 327, Eagle, WI 53119) or place them in our NEW outside Drop Box (820 E. Main St., Eagle). Please pay by check or money order. If you would like a receipt, please enclose a self-address, stamped envelope. Thank you!
Office hours may vary due to the ongoing pandemic. If you opt to come in person and pay cash, please bring the exact amount of your tax bill.
(Waukesha, WI) – In an effort to increase recycling rates and reduce contamination, Waukesha County officials are encouraging residents to “Recycle Right” by refreshing their recycling knowledge and ensure only acceptable, loose recyclables are put in curbside containers.
FRIENDS OF THE MUKWONAGO RIVER HAS FUNDS FOR LANDOWNER INVASIVES REMOVAL
LANDOWNER OPPORTUNITY! Mukwonago River watershed landowners!
Doing invasive removal/restoration on your property? Friends utilizing a WDNR Forest Weed Grant can reimburse you for restoration work and invasive control and management. Application Deadline August 31, 2020. Visit our website for forms and more details.
Due to federal and state orders given in response to COVID-19, the Town and Village of Eagle would jointly request all groups and entities that use the Municipal building for gatherings or meetings cease until after the restrictions on gatherings is lifted.
Governments are exempt from the orders, therefore municipal boards may continue to hold meetings as deemed necessary. However non-governmental agencies using a governmental building probably do not fall into the classification for exemption, therefore all groups and entities are temporarily being asked to discontinue use of the municipal building. The Municipal building is considered an emergency shelter, and in this time of COVID-19 precautions the Municipal building will still be used as such if an emergency arises. However for everyone’s safety and health, all routine gatherings or meetings shall be suspended until Governor Evers’ orders regarding gatherings is lifted. Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation.