Lottery Credit
You are able to claim the Lottery and Gaming credit if you are the owner of a home and used the home as your primary residence on January 1 of the year in which property taxes are levied. Property owners can claim only one primary residence. You cannot claim the credit on business property, rental units, vacant land, garages or other properties that are not your primary residence. Only Wisconsin residents are allowed to claim the Lottery Credit. For owners of properties who qualified last year, the average lottery and gaming credit reduced the amount due on their tax bill by approximately $114.00. The exact amount of the credit is based upon the school district in which your primary residence is located.

 2013 tax bill

  To see if you are currently receiving a lottery credit on your tax bill, check the line containing the words “Lottery and Gaming Credit.” If there is an amount listed in the column then you are already receiving the credit.

 

If there is 0.00 amount listed and the property meets the requirements, you will need to complete this application. LC-300 Mail the application and a copy of your tax bill to the address at the bottom of the application. Also complete this application LC-100 to receive the credit on your 2014 tax bill. This application needs to be mailed to the Columbia County Treasurer’s office address at the bottom of this page.

 If your property did not meet the eligibility requirements on January 1, 2013, but does meet the eligibility requirements on January 1, 2014, you will need to complete this application LC-100. Mail the application to the Columbia County Treasurer’s office address at the bottom of this page.

The credit will remain on the parcel until this request LC-400 is completed to remove the credit.

Important to Remember! Only property that you personally own and use as your primary residence on January 1 of the year of the tax bill qualifies for lottery credit.

Can’t find your bill? Click here Land Records data search. Use the drop down box to pick your Municipality and enter the last name on the parcel. (You don’t need to fill in all of the boxes) Click on the Taxes Tab then click on the “Print Tax Bill” button.

To see all of the lottery credit applications, click on the link below.

 

Deborah Raimer
County Treasurer
400 DeWitt St
P.O. Box 198
Portage, WI 53901