There’s still hope for a refund of all the tax money that was incorrectly sent to a tax-increment financing district.
Mayor Luke Diaz announced to the Common Council on Monday that Gov. Tony Evers’ state budget proposal has a provision that would allow the state to refund taxpayers for the more than $100 per average household that was overpaid because of a mistake made by the city’s assessor.
Paul Musser admitted to the council during the budget process last fall he had inadvertently missed a decimal point and listed the TIF district as having $54 million in value, rather than $5.4 million.
However, state law did not allow for a correction before taxes were levied, even though the mistake had been noticed weeks earlier.