— Walmart has filed a pair of civil lawsuits in Waukesha County
Circuit Court this week challenging the 2017 tax assessments
levied by Muskego and Mukwonago for its stores in those
the Mukwonago suit, the company said the village assessor’s
office set the 2017 total estimated fair market value at
$14,637,600 for the property at 250 E. Wolf Run. The company said
it should have been set at $9.25 million, and “(a)s a result,
the tax imposed on the Property for 2017 was excessive.”
County tax records indicate the property had an estimated fair
market value of $15.64 million for 2016, and the company paid
$183,064 in taxes.
the Muskego suit, the company said the city assessor’s office
pegged its property on Moorland Road at $11,338,500 in estimated
fair market value for 2017. But the company said it was worth no
more than $7.82 million, creating an excessive tax and violating
the uniformity clause in the state constitution that requires
similar assessments across the state.
tax records indicate that for 2016 the estimated fair market value
for the property was $11.81 million, and the company paid $16.392
million for taxes on it.