D.O.R. Lottery Credit
What is the Lottery Credit?
The lottery credit program is a tax credit program administered by the Department of Revenue. The lottery and gaming credit provides over $100 million in direct property tax relief to homeowners as a credit on their property tax bills.
Who can receive it
Is the Lottery Credit amount the same for all Wisconsin Residents?
The amount of the credit is the same for all residents within the boundaries of a particular school district. However, the amount of this credit is determined by the Department of Revenue and can vary from school district to school district.
Is the Lottery Credit amount the same every year?
No. The amount of the credit is re-assessed each year.
How much is the Lottery Credit this year?
For Waunakee homeowners, the amount of the credit for the 2020 tax bill, is $189.49.
How do I receive the Lottery Credit on my tax bill?
You can apply to receive the lottery credit in 1 of 2 ways:
- Verify that your title company filled out the “Real Estate Transfer Form: properly, checking the box that signals your new home as your primary residence. If this box was properly checked, you will be registered for the lottery credit program.
- If the Real Estate Transfer Form was not properly completed, residents can complete an application for credit.**
Will the Village of Waunakee notify me if I am eligible for the credit?
Because this is a State of Wisconsin, Department of Revenue program, the municipality is not responsible for notifying qualifying homeowners of these programs.
Who should I contact if I have more questions regarding the Lottery Credit?
If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the Department of Revenue. The contact information is below:
Wisconsin Department Of Revenue
Local Government Services Section
P.O. Box 8971, MS 6-97
Madison , WI 53708-8971
Are there any other credit programs available?
The back of the tax bill notifies you of the potential credits that you may qualify for and investigating these will help you determine where to go to get more information on the potential programs available to homeowners.
Lottery & Gaming Credit
First Dollar Credit
Lottery credit provides direct property tax relief to qualifying taxpayers in the form of a credit on their property tax bills. The credit is subtracted from the 1st installment.
If your property is located in one of the 8 multiple installment municipalities where the credit may exceed the 1st installment, the credit will continue to be applied until full credit is received. Once you have applied for and received the Lottery & Gaming Credit, you do not need to file another application until your primary residence changes.
You may claim lottery credit if on January 1 you are owner of the property and the property is your primary residence. You can have only one primary residence.
Rental or other properties do not qualify for the lottery claim.
A non-Wisconsin resident cannot claim this credit.
By definition, your primary residence is where you live most of the time. When you are temporarily away, it is the home to which you intend to return. You can have only one primary residence and you may only claim one credit. Property address and mailing address should match.
All lottery credit claims are audited by the State of Wisconsin. If the property does not qualify, the state will be contacting you to pay the credit plus interest and penalties back to them.
How To Apply
The completed form must then be returned to the Price County Treasurer by November 15th or submit with your property tax payment in January to the town, city, village treasurer at which time the municipal treasurer will subtract the amount of the Lottery Credit from the tax amount due. Do not apply if you did not own the property on January 1 of the tax year, or if the property was not your primary residence.
Lottery Credit Application
2020 Lottery Credit Claim Form
Late claims must be filed with Wisconsin Department of Revenue by October 1 The Dept. of Revenue requires a copy of the original tax bill to be mailed with the Late Claim application. The DOR will then mail a check for the amount of the LC.
Lottery & First Dollar Credit Amounts
Price County 2020 Lottery Credit
- School District of Butternut: $212.29
- School District of Flambeau: $152.42
- School District of Chequamegon: $144.36
- School District of Phillips: $142.22
- School District of Prentice: $166.06
- School District of Rib Lake: $140.84
- Maximum Credit Value based on: $17,400
Price County 2020 First Dollar Credit
- School District of Butternut: $ 86.62
- School District of Flambeau: $ 62.20
- School District of Chequamegon: $ 58.91
- School District of Phillips: $58.03
- School District of Prentice: $ 67.76
- School District of Rib Lake: $57.47