Friday, May 22, 2020 6:00 AM
La Crosse County Board of Supervisors Authorizes the Waiver of Interest and Penalties on Property Tax Payment Installments Due to COVID-19.
On May 21, 2020 the La Crosse County Board of Supervisors voted to waive interest and penalties on property tax payment installments due to COVID-19.
On April 15, 2020, the Wisconsin Legislature enacted 2019 Act 185, which was signed by Governor Tony Evers on Aprils 16, 2020 and authorizes La Crosse County to adopt a resolution enabling taxation districts in the County to waive interest and penalties on 2020 property tax installment payments due and payable after April 1, 2020, until October 1, 2020.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the various federal laws and regulations implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the various emergency orders and regulations implemented buy state and local governments, and Act 185, the Board finds that many property taxpayers are experiencing hardship. The resolution authorizes a taxation district to waive interest and penalties for all taxpayers in the taxation district if the taxation district authorizes the waiver.