Forest Land Owners Tax Break, Dont Miss Out on This Opportunity!

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Forest Land Owners Tax Break, Dont Miss Out on This Opportunity!forest

Taxes are killing me, how can I reduce my property taxes on my forestland?

This is a common question among Wisconsin Forest Landowners with increased assessments following the historic increases in Forestland Values in the first decade of this century.

There are a few options out there for you and the best opportunity is likely to be the Managed Forest Law program.

Wisconsin’s Managed Forest Law (MFL) is a landowner incentive program that encourages sustainable forestry on private woodlands in Wisconsin.

forestTogether with landowner objectives, the law incorporates timber harvesting, wildlife management, water quality and recreation to maintain a healthy and productive forest.

Sustainable forest management benefits Wisconsin’s economy, hunting, fishing, wildlife, recreation, soils, waterways, and air quality, and renews our beautiful and productive forests for everyone to enjoy. 

To participate in the MFL program, landowners designate property as “Open” or “Closed” to public access for recreation, and commit to a 25 or 50 year sustainable forest management plan. WMS Foresters

The plan sets the schedule for specific forestry practices which landowners must complete.

In return, MFL participants make a payment in lieu of regular property taxes plus a yield tax on harvested trees.

Yield taxes go to the local municipality to help offset the annual property taxes that are deferred while properties are enrolled in the MFL. 

forest wildlife, whitetail deerThe first step in achieving this tax reduction is to contact a Certified Plan Writer (CPW), like those at Woodland Managment Service.

Our CPW Foresters will walk you through the paperwork and then write and negotiate a plan which is also your 25 year contract with the DNR.

This plan will be the business plan for your forest that you will follow, with our assistance, to not only save a bundle on your taxes but to mold your forest into the habitat that will allow you to meet your wildlife and timber goals during your lifetime.


MFL, Reducing Property Taxes on Wisconsin Forestland!

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For more information on this or any other forestry matter, contact a forester at Woodland Management Service

Bob Crane

Woodland Management Service



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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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Mar 08, 2017 11:51 PM #1
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

This is good information for a buyer, Bob Crane 

Mar 09, 2017 05:12 AM #2
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Bob, everyone wants a break on property taxes. I know many will appreciate this information that you have provided cutting taxes for forest land owners.

Mar 09, 2017 06:58 AM #3
Lee Potts
Aloha Group Maui - Lahaina, HI
The smarter we work, the luckier you get.

Very intersting Bob. Thank you for the post.

Mar 09, 2017 11:30 AM #4
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Bob, there are some great programs if you don't mind doing a long term

Mar 09, 2017 02:26 PM #5
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Taxes are a huge concern and on my mind right now. You know how they apply to forrest land and timber, Bob. Great topic.

Mar 09, 2017 07:05 PM #6
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

Another great post from Bob Crane .  I will have to see if Idaho offers this type of tax break!  I know we have an Agricultural Exemption for property taxes.

Mar 10, 2017 08:09 AM #7
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