POLK COUNTY - With the Holiday shopping season shifting into high gear, Polk County residents can help lower their property taxes with a swipe of the credit card, the wave of a phone, or a cash purchase.
Whether it’s Black Friday, Plaid Tuesday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Orange Thursday, or whatever color shopping day you prefer, keep it local--in Polk County.
The Polk County Tourism and Promotion Council reminds everyone to “shop locally and lower your taxes." At the same time keep our friends in business and our communities growing.
Polk County is one of many Wisconsin counties that have enacted a .05% sales tax that is used to directly reduce the county property tax levy.
Over the past several years, the amount of sales tax revenue that is subtracted from the Polk County tax levy has been steadily increasing, and several months through 2019 have set record sales tax numbers. Shopping for the Holidays and the rest of the year in Polk County could help reduce your property taxes by almost $3 million.
Why drive out of Polk County to shop and help someone else lower their property taxes? The Vikings have their new stadium, they don’t need tax dollars that can stay here.
Keep the dollars here—spend them in Polk County supporting our neighborhood businesses, and lowering property taxes.