Lottery Credit Awareness Week
FOR THE GAZETTE
STEVENS POINT — The Portage County Treasurer’s Office, in conjunction with the Wisconsin County Treasurers’ Association, and supported by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, is reminding property taxpayers to review their status regarding receiving a Lottery and Gaming Credit.
The Lottery and Gaming Credit (“Lottery Credit”) is shown on your real estate tax bill as a reduction of property taxes due. To qualify for the Lottery Credit:
Property owners must be a Wisconsin resident and use the dwelling as their primary residence as of the certification date, January 1, 2022, or if purchased after January 1, 2022, the previous owner must also have used the home as their primary residence on January 1, 2022.
A property owner can claim only one primary residence. Business or rental properties that are not your primary residence are not eligible for the Lottery Credit.
Pamela R. Przybelski, County Treasurer, is recommending that all eligible property owners review their 2022 real estate tax bill to verify they received the Lottery Credit. Last year the average Lottery Credit in Portage County was approximately $199. The amount of the credit is based upon the school district in which your home is located.
To receive the Lottery Credit, owners must have a signed application form on file with the County Treasurer. If you are an eligible property owner who did not receive the credit on your 2022 tax bill, the Treasurer’s Office can assist you in filing the 2022 Late Claim Form, by October 1, with the Department of Revenue. If your primary residence changed as of January 1, 2023, the Treasurer’s Office can assist you in completing a Lottery and Gaming Credit Application to ensure that the credit will be applied to your 2023 property tax bill. Additionally, if your parcel is no longer your primary residence, the Treasurer’s Office can assist you in completing a Lottery and Gaming Credit Removal form. If you have any questions, please contact the Portage County Treasurer’s Office at 715-346-1348, or [email protected].
Lottery and Gaming Credit applications and instructions can be obtained at: https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/SLF/COTVC-News/2022-12-21b.aspx