The Portage Co. Treasurer's Office. (Metro Wire photo)

County treasurer: Homeowners need to verify their lottery credit

By Patrick Lynn

Portage County — The Portage County Treasurer’s Office is urging property taxpayers to verify their eligibility for the Lottery and Gaming Credit, a reduction in property taxes due on primary residences.

To qualify, property owners must be Wisconsin residents and have occupied the dwelling as their primary residence on Jan. 1, 2023. Business or rental properties are not eligible.

Portage County Treasurer Pamela R. Przybelski recommends that all eligible property owners check their 2023 real estate tax bill to ensure they received the credit, which averaged approximately $222 in the county last year.

Property owners must have a signed application form on file with the County Treasurer or Wisconsin Department of Revenue to receive the credit. If you are eligible and did not receive the credit, the Treasurer’s Office can assist in filing a 2023 Late Claim Form by Oct. 1.

The office can also help with filing a new application for those whose primary residence changed as of Jan. 1, 2024, or a removal form for those whose parcel is no longer their primary residence.

For questions, contact the Portage County Treasurer’s Office at 715-346-1348 or [email protected]. Additional information and forms are available online at https://ww2.revenue.wi.gov/VaultPublic/lc/interview.html.