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May 4, 2017 Republican state lawmakers have unveiled a pair of bills they say would prevent owners of big-box retail stores from lowering their property tax bills while shifting local tax burdens to small businesses and homeowners.
Legislation being introduced at the Capitol could change the way major retailers have their property taxes assessed.
The package of bills from Republican lawmakers would reverse a 2008 State Supreme Court ruling that changed . . .
The Kentucky Supreme Court declined this month to hear an appeal brought by Walgreens Co., presumably ending a longstanding legal battle between the pharmacy chain and Fayette County officials that threatened to strip hundreds of millions of dollars . . .
WAUKESHA — Some bigbox stores in the city are furthering the monetary burden on taxpayers.
OZAUKEE COUNTY — The state Legislature is expected to come forward soon to close a tax loophole that big box stores have been using to slash their tax bills.
A battle pitting big-box retail giants including Menards and Wal-Mart against Wisconsin towns and cities is headed to the Legislature. Republican-backed proposals, written in conjunction with the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, are designed to. . .
Recently I went to Madison as part of a delegation of Stevens Point elected officials for the League of Wisconsin Municipalities’ lobby day. At the top of the agenda: a tax dodge that major retailers are using to avoid paying their fair share . . . .
Cudahay Walgreens building sells for twice its assessed value.
Is Walgreen Co. v City of Oshkosh a case that could have broad reaching tax implications?
Community and business leaders often tout how new commercial developments will increase the local tax base. But two recent court rulings are eating into that idea — and other property owners may feel the tax bite.
Walgreens boasts convenient locations, a wide array of products, and a killer tax strategy.