Property taxes

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Property taxes

Postby Steve Vokers » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:29 am

Wait, I thought Scott Walker was going to cut my property taxes?

They went up $105. Who knew that Scott Walker would lie to me???

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Re: Property taxes

Postby Steve Vokers » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:32 am

In all seriousness...

I predicted this would happen to a lot of people. They would read in the paper that their property taxes were being cut, and then they'd be shocked when they get their bill and it is more than last year.

I think the Republicans are going to have a tough time explaining that the increase is less than it would have been (if that is even true). It's not a line that would fit easily on a bumper sticker.

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Re: Property taxes

Postby Comrade » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:51 am

Where do you live?

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Re: Property taxes

Postby rabble » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:52 am

I live on the near east side and mine went up 7.8%.

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Re: Property taxes

Postby snoqueen » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:00 pm

Mine actually went down 1%, which I think is due to a couple big condo buildings in the assessment area that haven't sold or, when individual units get resold, sell at a loss. It sure wasn't anything Walker did, unless he scared away the well-to-do who were supposed to want those condos.

East side.
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Re: Property taxes

Postby Comrade » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:01 pm

rabble wrote:I live on the near east side and mine went up 7.8%.


That doesn't surprise me. Could you give a little breakdown? How much were schools up? City? County? MATC? I would be interested in knowing that.

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Re: Property taxes

Postby Comrade » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:03 pm

snoqueen wrote:Mine actually went down, which I think is due to a couple big condo buildings in the assessment area that haven't sold or, when individual units get resold, sell at a loss. It sure wasn't anything Walker did, unless he scared away the well-to-do who were supposed to want those condos.

East side.


Same question for you too. Would you mind sharing a breakdown of how the decrease came about? Total valuation? New assessment? How about the individual parts--schools, MATC, city, county?

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Re: Property taxes

Postby Comrade » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:11 pm

For comparison; I am not in Madison or Dane county, but in surrounding area. From 2002-2007 the taxes were up 135%. From 2008-2010 they increased another 20%. Last two years they were unchanged and then down just over 2%. I would say they are stabilized under Walker, but not decreasing much at all.

I havent seen the latest bill yet, but I expect it to be down slightly.

Property valuations were increasing from 2002-2007, but not at any rate close to what taxes did. They were stable to down slightly in 2008-2010 (we are talking about a rural home with acerage and those held their value a little better than places in town.) Looking at comparible properties in the township, I don't think valuations went up this year at all.

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Re: Property taxes

Postby snoqueen » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:14 pm

Why did my lottery and gaming credit go up 22%? Last year it was 105.95, this year 129.31. Am I supposed to be happy about this, or feel a little sad to think more poor people are trying to win the lottery?

That's by far the largest percent or dollar change from last year to this year.

25.72, last year WI state tax; 24.95 this year, down 3%. That must be my pizza money from Walker.

Dane Co and Madison schools up fractions of 1%, everything else down a few dollars.

Small east side single family home, one typical lot, no reassessment for upgrades.

Sorry but I can't give you the breakdown going back more years right now, Madison's web page just does 2012 and 2013.

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Re: Property taxes

Postby gargantua » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:19 pm

Sno, where can you get a pizza for 77 cents? Today's mail hasn't arrived yet, so I'll report back when I get my bill.

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Re: Property taxes

Postby snoqueen » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:20 pm

I guess I'll have to make myself a pizza the size of a gingersnap.

You can look at your Madison assessment right now on the city assessor's page, if you just can't wait.

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Re: Property taxes

Postby Comrade » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:03 pm

snoqueen wrote:Why did my lottery and gaming credit go up 22%? Last year it was 105.95, this year 129.31. Am I supposed to be happy about this, or feel a little sad to think more poor people are trying to win the lottery?

That's by far the largest percent or dollar change from last year to this year.

25.72, last year WI state tax; 24.95 this year, down 3%. That must be my pizza money from Walker.

Dane Co and Madison schools up fractions of 1%, everything else down a few dollars.

Small east side single family home, one typical lot, no reassessment for upgrades.

Interesting and thanks for sharing.

Sorry but I can't give you the breakdown going back more years right now, Madison's web page just does 2012 and 2013.


Interesting and thanks for sharing. That info is needed to be able to do any meaningful comparisons.

I feel the same way you do about the lottery tax credit. It is not only sad, but probably a sign of increased desperation because of the prolonged poor economy.

The "pizza money refund" from Walker is not from property taxes, but rather from income taxes that should be seen when you file in April.

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Re: Property taxes

Postby Michael Patrick » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:25 pm

Comrade wrote: The "pizza money refund" from Walker is not from property taxes, but rather from income taxes that should be seen when you file in April.


I believe the OP was referring to this:

Scott Walker signs fast-tracked $100 million property tax relief bill

Just 10 days after his initial call for action, Gov. Scott Walker signed into law Sunday a property tax relief bill projected to save $13 for the typical homeowner this December.

The two-year, $100 million increase in state school aid drew praise from Republican lawmakers, criticism from Democrats and votes from both as it shot through the Legislature last week. The additional school aid payments are expected to push down property tax bills.

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Re: Property taxes

Postby Steve Vokers » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:30 pm

Comrade wrote: The "pizza money refund" from Walker is not from property taxes, but rather from income taxes that should be seen when you file in April.


No I was talking about the property tax cut where the "average" homeowner would get $13.

The school taxes on my property tax bill went from $1942.77 to $2010.77, an increase of 3.5%. So, did Scott Walker cut my school taxes?

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Re: Property taxes

Postby DCB » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:43 pm

Steve Vokers wrote:The school taxes on my property tax bill went from $1942.77 to $2010.77, an increase of 3.5%. So, did Scott Walker cut my school taxes?

He tried. But those union thugs keep demanding "salaries" and "books".


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