Francetic Tax Resolution LLC - October 2021


If you are a Wisconsin resident and a disabled veteran who owns a house in Wisconsin, you may be eligible for a Disabled Veterans and Surviving Spouses (Unremarried) Property Tax Credit. You can qualify for the credit by answering “yes” to the following statements:

• You served on active duty under honorable conditions in the U.S. armed forces or in forces incorporated in the U.S. armed forces.


• You were a resident of Wisconsin at the time of entry into that active service or had been a resident of Wisconsin for any consecutive 5-year period after entry into that service.

• You are currently a resident of Wisconsin for purposes of receiving veterans benefits under chapter 45.

• You have either a service-connected disability rating of 100% under 38 USC 1114 or 1134 or a 100% disability rating based on individual unemployability. If you meet the qualifications outlined above, you should have received a certification letter from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. If you have not received this certification letter, you will need to contact the department and request the certification letter before you can apply for the property tax credit on your Wisconsin Form 1 income tax return. The credit is claimed on Line 31 on the 2020 Wisconsin tax return. If you qualify for the credit in the current year and already filed your tax return, an amended return will have to be filed; also, amended returns will have to be filed for each year back to 2017. Right now, the credit can be claimed for 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017. Wisconsin only allows refund requests going back four years. The certification letter may state you qualify for a year earlier than 2017, but it will not be possible to get a refund before 2017. Copies of the certification letter, current year real estate tax bill, and proof of payment of the real estate tax need to be included with each tax return. The credit only applies to net real estate taxes paid and not any other additions to the real estate tax bill, such as trash collection or assessments for sewer, water, and improvements. I can e-file amended tax returns for 2020, 2019, and 2018 to facilitate a quicker processing time, but a paper amended return will have to be filed for 2017. If you know of any disabled veterans who may qualify for this credit, please have them contact me so I can answer any questions they may have and help them file the original or amended tax returns for the eligible years.

Bring the salty taste of Oktoberfest to your home kitchen with these soft pretzels! Inspired by INGREDIENTS

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1 1/2 cups warm water

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3 tbsp oil, divided 2/3 cup baking soda

1 tbsp salt 1 tbsp sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1 packet active dry yeast

Coarse salt, for sprinkling

4 1/2 cups flour


1. In a bowl, combine water, salt, and sugar. Add yeast and let rest for 5 minutes. Add flour and 2 tbsp oil, then mix thoroughly into a dough. 2. Remove the dough from the bowl. Coat bowl with remaining oil, then return the dough, cover with plastic wrap, and set it aside in a warm place for 1 hour. 3. Preheat oven to 450 F. 4. Cut dough into 8 pieces. Roll them into thin ropes, then twist ropes into pretzel shapes. 5. In a large pot, boil water. Add baking soda, then boil each pretzel for 1 minute, flipping halfway through. 6. Transfer pretzels to a baking sheet. Brush them with egg and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 10–15 minutes. Enjoy!



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