LOTTERY CREDIT AWARENESS WEEK
The Buffalo County Treasurer’s Office is dedicating the week of May 13-17, 2019, to verify that all eligible Real Property Owners received the lottery credit on their 2018 tax bills. Last year the lottery credit ranged from $151.68-$225.24 in Buffalo County. The exact amount is based upon the school district in which your home is located.
To qualify for the lottery and gaming credit, an owner must be a Wisconsin resident, the owner of the dwelling, and use the dwelling as their primary residence as of the certification date (January 1 of the creditable tax year). If temporarily absent, typically for a period no longer than 6 months (hospital, vacation, incarcerated, etc), it is the home to which the owner returns. Principal dwelling means any dwelling used by the owner as his/her primary residence. A property owner may claim only one primary residence [sec.79.10 (1) (dm), (9) (bm), Wis. Stats.].
The lottery credit can be obtained by having a signed application on file. If you are not sure if you have received one, believe you are eligible to receive one, or have any questions regarding the lottery and gaming credit, please contact the Buffalo County Treasurer’s Office at (608) 685-6215.