Property Tax FAQ
Here are some typical questions and the corresponding answers:
Q: Can I drop my payment off at your house?
A: I have set up office hours on both 12/29/12 and 1/31/13 for payments to be dropped off at the town hall. All other payments need to be mailed to my address:
N8244 County Road J
New Glarus, WI 53574
Q: Some property owners believe that their check has to be cashed prior to 12/31/12 to count on their 2012 taxes.
A: This is incorrect. As long as the town treasurer receives the payment either by 12/31/12 or it has a post mark date on the envelope no later than 12/31/12, the town treasurer is required to post the payments in the system for 2012.
Q: Another assumption is that your tax preparer needs to have a receipt of the payment, but in actuality they just need to confirm the amount you paid (which can be done by either a receipt from the town treasurer or a copy of the cashed check when it clears their bank).
A: The earliest a person can do their taxes would be on 2/1/13 as they should wait for any W-2’s, 1099, etc. that are sent out by 1/31/13. So, in this case, the check will have cleared by then.
Q: I have also received requests for a receipt on tax bills without a self addressed stamped envelope. In this case, if someone comments that they did not get one it is because they are only sent out if they included the SASE. This is also the case if the envelope comes back to me without enough postage on it. I will make the attempt to send it out, but if it comes back I am just holding them.
If there are other questions, please feel free to email this address (email@example.com).