The Lottery and Gaming Credit is a credit that provides direct property tax relief to qualifying taxpayers on their property tax bills. Lottery proceeds are paid into a separate segregated state fund. The lottery credit is displayed on tax bills as a reduction of property taxes due. For more information about the Lottery and Gaming Credit, please visit https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/slf-lottcr.aspx.
The 2022 Lottery and Gaming credit are:
- Monona Grove School District: $287.69
- Sun Prairie School District: $293.43
Who qualifies for the Lottery and Gaming Credit
- To qualify for the Lottery and Gaming Credit, you must be a Wisconsin resident, own a dwelling, and use it as your primary residence as of the January 1 certification date of the year the property taxes are levied.
- If an owner is temporarily absent, typically for no longer than six months (for example, hospital, vacation, or incarcerated), the primary residence is the home where the owner returns. Principal dwelling means any dwelling the owner of the dwelling uses as his/her primary residence.
- A property owner may claim only one primary residence. You cannot claim the Lottery and Gaming Credit on business property, rental units, vacant land, garages or other property that is not the owner's primary residence (sec. 79.10)(1)(dm), (9)(bm), Wis. Stats.).
Do I have to apply for the Lottery and Gaming Credit?
Yes. If you are eligible for the credit as of the January 1 certification date, but your property tax bill does not show the credit, you may claim the credit by applying to the municipal village treasurer where the property is located by January 31 after you receive your property tax bill. LC-100 - Wisconsin and Gaming Credit Applications are available at Village Hall or https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/Form/lottery-home.aspx
If you did not get the Lottery and Gaming credit on your prior year's tax bill, you have until October 1 of the current year to apply for the credit with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. If you need assistance, contact the Dane County Treasurer's office at 608-266-4151.