Town Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) (sec. 60.85, Wis. Stats.)
Base Year Packet

To create a Tax Incremental District (TID) you must submit a completed a base year packet to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). We use the submitted information to establish your district's base value and to verify you followed proper legal procedures.

The Town Tax Incremental Finance Law assists Towns in paying for specific agricultural, forest, manufacturing and tourism activities. For more information on what projects are eligible, see the Summary of Eligible Project Districts for a Town TIF.

Due date/process

Completing the packet

It is essential that you accurately complete the forms, since mistakes could mean your TID does not get certified. Use consistent identification numbers on the forms and required maps.

Packet information

Checklists – follow when completing the packet
PE-109 TID Base Year Packet Checklist – lists the forms you need to complete
PE-222 TID Creation Resolution Checklist – identifies information the local government body must provide in their resolution
Forms – complete with valuation information for the property within the TID
Excel format This Excel workbook contains all the necessary forms. For best results, open the workbook, save it to your computer and then complete the forms.
Publications Description
PE-207T Guide to Wisconsin's Tax Increment Law - Creating a Town District
PE-212 Tax Incremental Finance - An Intergovernmental/Private Partnership
PE-213 Municipal (City/Village/Town) TIF - Joint Review Board Information
PE-215 Municipal (City/Village/Town) TIF - Common Language Guidelines for Project Plans
PE-221T Town TIF Districts Timeline for Creation
60.85 Town Tax Increment Law
NAICS Summary of Eligible Projects for Town TIF

To send your completed forms by email, click the Attach Documents button. Attach Documents
Note: This opens an email to attach the files.

Complete and return the appropriate forms to:

Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Attn: Office of Technical and Assessment Services
PO Box 8971, MS 6-97
Madison, WI 53708-8971
Phone (608) 266-5708
Fax (608) 264-6897
Email additional questions to

July 1, 2014