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Why did my 2019 taxes go up more than I was expecting?

Based on the conversations I have had with a few taxpayers, the confusion over the impact of the referendum appears to be the result of a misunderstanding of how the school tax liability is determined and the assumptions taxpayers used to estimate the referendums tax impact on their individual properties.

In order to assist taxpayers with better understanding these two issues, I have developed the following informational documents.

INFORMATIONAL POWERPOINT

A PowerPoint presented to the Board 1/20/2020 explaining how school tax liabilities are determined.

REFERENDUM TAX IMPACT CALCULATOR

An excel worksheet designed to assist taxpayers in determining how their tax liability was impacted by the 2019 Referendum.

*Please note, the calculator may not be 100% accurate as I cannot confirm the actual Fair Market Value of your home. This is determined by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, municipality, and county as explained the informational PowerPoint.