The “Dark Store” strategy is a tax loophole in the assessment law being used by big box retailers and other national chains to lower the amount they pay in property taxes. The loophole shifts a significant share of the tax burden from box retailers to homeowners, agriculture, and small business just to maintain the same services.
Many municipalities across Wisconsin have adopted a Dark Store resolution urging Governor Walker and the Legislature to close the loophole that causes property tax burdens to shift from national chains to residential taxpayers. On June 13, 2017, the Village Board passed Resolution #17-012 in support of the proposed legislation of closing this Dark Store loophole. We encourage all residents to contact their representative to make your opinions known.
Samantha Kerkman, State Representative Assembly District 61
Tod Ohnstad, State Representative Assembly District 65
Robert Wirch, State Senator Senate District 22
Van Wanggaard, State Senator Senate District 21