The City of Janesville will soon send property owners their 2022 Real Estate Property Tax Bills, which by State Statute must be mailed by Monday, December 19. Every year, the City issues over 26,000 tax bills on behalf of taxing jurisdictions, including the City of Janesville, Rock County, the School District of Janesville and Milton School District, and Blackhawk Technical College.
City property owners pay their tax bills to the Rock County Treasurer. The County Treasurer collects real estate taxes for the City of Janesville. Property owners may mail tax payments addressed to the Office of County Treasurer, 51 South Main Street, Janesville, WI 53545-3951 Please include the Tax ID Number in the memo of your check and NEVER send cash in the mail.
As a reminder, payments made through check, money order, or cashier’s/official check must be made payable to the Rock County Treasurer. The Rock County Treasurer’s office will be closed on December 23, 26, and 31. First installment payments are due by January 31, 2023, and the balance is due by July 31, 2023. Credit Card Payments and E-Checks are other options available by calling 1 (855) 912-ROCK or going to https://www.govtechtaxpro.com/parceldetail.php?idCounty=50053
Lottery and Gaming Tax Credits
Each year, homeowners can claim a lottery tax credit on the first installment of their property tax bill. These credits are made available through the revenues from the state lottery, pari-mutuel on-track betting, and bingo. To be eligible for lottery tax credits in 2022, you must have owned and resided in your home on January 1, 2022. This residence also must be where you live for more than six months of the year. Vacation homes, rental homes, businesses, and bare land do not qualify for this credit. If you purchased your home after January 1, 2022, there are a limited number of circumstances that will allow you to receive the credit this year. Visit www.revenue.wi.gov for more information and forms.
First Dollar Credit
Under state law, each real property with improvements is eligible for the First Dollar Credit. The First Dollar Credit will appear on tax bills. No action is required by citizens to receive the First Credit. The First Credit is split between the two installment payments available to residents if they choose to pay their tax bill in two installments.
For questions, contact the City Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at (608) 755-3070 or the Rock County Treasurer’s Office at (608) 757-5670.
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