Tax & Wealth Advisor Alert: Wisconsin to Allow Municipalities to Waive Property Tax Penalties and Extend Construction and Building Permits

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has signed Senate Bill 254, which affects building permit holders and late property tax payments. The bill, which Evers signed on Friday, October 15, 2021, and is now known as 2021 Wisconsin Act 80, allows municipalities and other taxation districts to waive interest and penalties on late 2021 property tax payments. It also adds a timely payment requirement for filing certain property tax claims if payment was submitted by October 1, 2021. The Act also allows holders of certain unexpired construction or building permits or approvals to seek extension of the permit or approval term if the permit is subject to administrative, judicial, or appellate proceedings that may result in the invalidation, reconsideration, or modification of the permit or approval.

For questions or further information relating to 2021 Wisconsin Act 80, please contact Attorney Britany E. Morrison.