D.O.R. Lottery Credit
What is the Lottery Credit?
The lottery credit program is a tax credit program administered by the Department of Revenue. The lottery and gaming credit provides over $100 million in direct property tax relief to homeowners as a credit on their property tax bills.
Who can receive it
Is the Lottery Credit amount the same for all Wisconsin Residents?
The amount of the credit is the same for all residents within the boundaries of a particular school district. However, the amount of this credit is determined by the Department of Revenue and can vary from school district to school district.
Is the Lottery Credit amount the same every year?
No. The amount of the credit is re-assessed each year.
How much is the Lottery Credit this year?
For Waunakee homeowners, the amount of the credit for the 2020 tax bill, is $189.49.
How do I receive the Lottery Credit on my tax bill?
You can apply to receive the lottery credit in 1 of 2 ways:
- Verify that your title company filled out the “Real Estate Transfer Form: properly, checking the box that signals your new home as your primary residence. If this box was properly checked, you will be registered for the lottery credit program.
- If the Real Estate Transfer Form was not properly completed, residents can complete an application for credit.**
Will the Village of Waunakee notify me if I am eligible for the credit?
Because this is a State of Wisconsin, Department of Revenue program, the municipality is not responsible for notifying qualifying homeowners of these programs.
Who should I contact if I have more questions regarding the Lottery Credit?
If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the Department of Revenue. The contact information is below:
Wisconsin Department Of Revenue
Local Government Services Section
P.O. Box 8971, MS 6-97
Madison , WI 53708-8971
Are there any other credit programs available?
The back of the tax bill notifies you of the potential credits that you may qualify for and investigating these will help you determine where to go to get more information on the potential programs available to homeowners.
Lottery Credit Information
You are eligible for the state lottery credit if:
- You are a Wisconsin resident, the owner of the dwelling, and use the dwelling as your primary residence as of January 1st of the year in which the property taxes are levied (The lottery and gaming credit can not be claimed on business property, rental units, vacant land, garages, or other property that is not the primary residence of the owner)
- You may also claim a lottery credit if you moved into your home during 2019 and you can attest that to the best of your knowledge the previous owner used the property as their primary residence (The lottery credit is not available for new construction that was completed after January 1st).
Claim a Lottery Credit
If the lottery credit is not on your tax bill, you may apply for the credit at City Hall, or obtain the Lottery Credit Claim Form (LC-100) from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue website. The City cannot accept lottery credit requests after January 31, 2020.
After January 31, 2021, if you qualified for a 2020 lottery credit but did not have one on your tax bill, you can fill out a Late Lottery Credit Form (LC-300) to request the credit. These forms are available from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (608-266-4151) after January 31, 2021. Claim forms must be sent to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. The deadline for the Late Lottery Credit is October 1, 2021.
The maximum lottery credit for property in the Sun Prairie School District is $221.82 for the 2020 tax year.Learn about the lottery credit offered in Wisconsin. ]]>