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Chittenden, Alfred K. (Alfred Knight), 1879-1930 / The taxation of forest lands in Wisconsin
(1911)

Summary of assessed values compared with actual values,   pp. 27-41 PDF (2.9 MB)


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THE TAXATION OF FOREST L.AXDs IN WISCONSIN.
*when there will be no timber to tax, they do not hesitate to raise
gradually the tax on timberland.,
   It certainly cannot be denied that there are extensive timber hold-
ings that are or long have been underassessed, and this is especially
liable to be the case where the politics of a town have been controlled
by the lumber companies operating within it and where, therefore,
-the assessments are made by the companies themselves. Rapid rises in
taxes are very often attributable of the change from such a situation to
'one where the town gains control of its own politics. This is the case in
many towns in Wisconsin which have freed themselves from the
control of lumber interests.
   Some of the largest drops in taxes noted in the last column are
probably due to the removal of the timber on the forty before the
*end of the 1908 tax year.
   Actual
   value
     1909.
         S-05
         5Sf3
         202
         1.042
         632
         310
         1.,-46
         1, 406
         576
         538
         985
         -1.271
         560
         1,681
         46
         995
         1.086
         1.308
         790
         530
         "84
         1.038
         1.592
         1.850
         1.526
         1. 139
         1.502
         1.437
         1.113
         1 ,058
         317
         950
         891
         1,673
         781
         834
         1,003
         843
         624
         80
         3.642
Totals 542,129
Average $1, 028
      AM
  1904.
  83.71
  3.18
  2.12
  6.36
  5.04
  4.24
  6.36
  5.04
  3.70
  5.04
  6.36
  7.42)
  6.36
  6.89
  .80O
  6.36
  6.36
  6.36
  6.36
  6.36
  7.69
  6.36
  6.36
  6.36
  6.36
  6.36
  6.36
  6.36
  6.36
  6.36
  6.36
  6.36
  6.36
  6.36
  6.36
  4.51
  4.24
  1.06
  4.24
3225.80
5.51
[OUNT OF TAXES PAID PEP, FORTY ACRES FOR YEAR.S
1905.      1906.
84.8"
  3.90
  2.70
  7.20
  6.60
  5.40
  7.80
  6.60
  4.80
  6.eo
  7.80
  9.30
  7.80
  8.70
  7.80
  7.80
  7.80
  7.80
  7.80
  9.60
  8.10
  7.80
  7.80
  7.i6
  7.80
  7.80
  7.80
  7.80
  7.80
  760(
  5.40
  7.80
  7.80
  7.80
  7.80
  7.80
  5.70
  5.40
  1.50
  5.40
12S0.20
66.83
$11.25
  6.75
  3.60
  20.10
  10 50
  8.0
  17.25
  16.8)
  4.20)
  13.(5
  16.50
  23.55
  16.95
  25.65 b
  .75
  21.00
  21.90
  21.00
  21.00
  21.00
  P.45
  21.00
  1 5 .T5a
  21.00
  21.00
  21.00
  21.00
  21.00
  21.00
  21.00
  13.95
  15.15
  15.75
  15.75
  15.75
  15.75
  15.75
  14.10
  9.25
  2.25
  52.50
S661.95
j16.14
   190T .
   $32.90
   14.ii
   7.9'2
   -il .3.,
   23.10
   14.85
   h6 .1 )0
   25. 8
   2.,. 0E
   2S . 71
   42.25
   47.69
   45.71
   30. 81
   52. K7
   4s . 6T
   3..80
   21.45
   49.50
   39.6i)
   94.88
   47.38'
   47.03
   43.73
   .39.77
   46.70
   43.07
   31.35
   27.72
   21.29
   45.54
   25.58
   23.10
   24.59
   7.43
   88.28
81,455.69
  835.50
  1008.      1909.
  833.06     923.40
  24.04  1    T17.16
  12.02       8.58
  42.07      30.03
  28.55      20.48
  18.03      12.87
  72.12      51.48
  39. O.     27.89
  33.6       23.79
  30.65      21.84
  45.08      32.18
  49.58      35.30
  30.05      21.45
  69.12      49.37
  1.50)       .98
  30.05  I   21.45
  48.08 I    34.32
  54.09      38.61
  48.08      34. 3
  30.05      21.45
  3.3.06     23.60
  42.07      32.03
  60.11)     42.90
  84.14       7.20
  69.12       7.20
  V-9.12      7.20
  61.60       7.20
  51.09      36.47
  57.10      40.76
  52.59      37.64
  30.05       7.220
  42.07       8.10
  32.45      23.40
  69.12      49.44
  35.46      25.35
  25.54      18.33
  37.86      27.30
  33.96      2 4. 1S
  32.75      23.40
    1.50        .98
  160.77     114.66
$1,820.47    f1,091.49
  44.40     $24.18
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