Repealed Wisconsin’s Forestry Mill Tax

(2017 Wisconsin Act 59)

Wisconsin’s Constitution authorizes a state forestry tax of up to 0.2 mills for acquiring, preserving, and developing state forests. Since 2007, the forestry mill tax – the only property tax levied by the State of Wisconsin – has been set at 16.97¢ per $1,000 of assessed value.

2017 Wisconsin Act 59 ended Wisconsin’s forestry mill tax beginning with property taxes levied in 2017 and payable in 2018 thereby reducing statewide property tax collections by roughly $90 million annually.