Washington Co., WI – If you just can’t wait to get your 2019 property tax bill you can check it online.
The Washington County Treasurer’s office confirmed Wednesday afternoon around 2 p.m. that most of the 2019 property tax bills have been posted online.
The remainder will be added by next week and then it’s up to the individual municipality to put them in the mail.
As of November 28, tax bills are available for the following municipalities:
City of West Bend
Villages of Germantown and Slinger
Townships of Addison, Barton, Erin, Farmington, Germantown, Trenton, and West Bend.
The tax bill is the aggregate amount levied by several taxing bodies, such as county, municipality (Township, Village, City), school district, technical college, etc.
Two numbers to watch are your Net Property Tax (what you will pay out of pocket) and Total Estimated Fair Market Value (the amount that the mill rate is applied to.)
More analysis of the net tax impact of adjustments to Total Estimated Fair Market Value will be discussed after all municipality tax bills have been uploaded.
While much has been made of flat or declining mill rates (amount levied per $1,000 of property value), in some cases taxpayers may experience a net increase, because Total Assessed Value has been divided by an Average Assessment Ratio that reflects real estate sale price increases in your municipality in the year 2018.
Click HERE to get to the statement or follow the steps below. If you click on the link, the County Treasurer’s office said “less is more” with the amount of information you tap in. Simply type in your last name and your statement should come up.
Log onto the Washington County website and click down to ‘Tax Information’ and scroll down to ‘Washington County Tax Inquiry Program‘
Type in your last name.
Once you’re at the page ‘Ascent Land Records Suite’ drop to the middle of the page and by the words in red Select Detail – – scroll down in the box and enter Taxes.
Your tax history will pop up.
In the middle of the page the small type labeled Print tax bills: click 2019 for your current bill
Couple details to look for:
– The ‘first dollar credit’ is $56.61. That’s an increase from $55.80 in 2018. This amount will vary depending on your municipality.
– The ‘lottery and gaming credit’ is up 15.9%. This year the credit is $157.08 compared to $135.51 in 2018 and $97 in 2017. This amount will vary depending on your municipality.
– In West Bend the common council voted to increase taxes by 6-cents more than in 2019 raising the mill rate to $7.85 per 1,000. The change on the tax bill reads it is up 0.7%.
– The Washington County tax is up 1.4% as the county touted it has lowered the tax rate. The amount may be different depending on your municipality.
– In the West Bend School District the tax is up 7.4%. There had been word there would “not be an increase” from last year, however the budget from the district shows a 7.17% increase. The amount taxed in the district may be different depending on your municipality.
-In the Slinger School District the tax rate is up 1.4%