What is the first dollar credit?
Every taxable parcel in the state of Wisconsin qualifies for the First Dollar Credit provided that parcel contains a real property improvement. This includes business, commercial and private property. This credit should be automatically applied to all qualifying properties. If the property tax bill has an amount shown in the “Assessed Value Improvements” boxes, then that property should receive the credit. Unlike the Lottery and Gaming Credit, the property does not need to be the primary residence of the owner and an owner may receive the credit on more than one property. A personal property improvement is not a qualifier for this credit.

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1. Where can I find information on my 2021 Taxes?
2. Where can I find my tax bill online?
3. When will I receive my tax bill?
4. Are my taxes paid?
5. What type of payments do you accept for taxes?
6. Do you accept credit cards and e-checks?
7. I did not receive a tax bill, why not?
8. Do you send my tax bill to the mortgage company?
9. I moved into my home a few months ago. Am I responsible for the current property taxes?
10. My mortgage company made the escrow check payable to the City of West Allis and to me. Do you need my signature?
11. My check from escrow is more than my taxes, what do I do?
12. May I apply my escrow check to the first installment of my tax bill only and receive an overpayment refund, if the check is more than the first installment amount?
13. Do you honor postmarks?
14. I paid my taxes with a personal check, when can I expect it to clear my bank?
15. Did you receive my property tax payment from my mortgage company?
16. My mortgage company said that a check was cut on a certain date, but my receipt says otherwise?
17. I would like to pay on the installment plan. What are the due dates?
18. Will I receive a reminder notice for the 2nd and 3rd installments?
19. If I pay on the installment plan, may I pay the first installment by January 31st and the remaining installments in May?
20. I have paid 90% of my tax bill before January 31st, and have a small balance remaining. When do I have to pay the balance?
21. I do not have the money to pay my taxes. What can I do?
22. What is the first dollar credit?
23. Where do I look on my tax bill to see if I received the lottery credit?
24. I did not receive the lottery credit, why not?
25. How do I apply for the lottery credit?
26. I live in a brand new home or condominium and did not receive a tax bill, why not?
27. I have delinquent water bill charges on my tax bill; I paid these charges already so why are they on my tax bill?