The question: Are you property taxes up or down vs last year?
The required answer: The amount of change AND the name of your municipality (so I can check and see if you're bullshitting).
For example, our property tax in the City of Madison went up $182 vs last year. That's a 2.6% increase, which I should probably expect given that our property value went up by 5% last year.
Also, feel free to mention if you are in a community that has a local vehicle registration fee (aka "wheel tax). As the Wisconsin DOT notes, many of these have been put into place in the last year -a direct result of state revenue sources failing to keep up with needs.
Appleton (city; $20)
Arena (township; $20)
Beloit (city; $20)
Eden (village; $20 beginning for November 2017 registrations)
Evansville (city; $20 for January 2018 registrations)
Fort Atkinson (city; $20)
Gillett (city; $20)
Iron Ridge (village: $10)
Janesville (city; $20)
Kaukauna (city; $10)
Lodi (city; $20)
Milton (city; $30 beginning for April 2017 registrations)
Milwaukee (city; $20)
New London (city; $20 for January 2018 registrations)
Platteville (city; $20 beginning for March 2017 registrations)
Portage (city; $20 beginning for April 2017 registrations)
Prairie du Sac (village; $20)
Sheboygan (city; $20)
Tigerton (village; $10 beginning for September 2016 registrations)
Chippewa County ($10)
Iowa County ($20)
Lincoln County ($20 beginning for January 2018 registrations)
Marathon County ($25)
Milwaukee County ($30 beginning for March 2017 registrations)
St. Croix County ($10)
I'll also note that this list does not include Dane County, which just approved a $28 registration fee for their 2018 budget. It also doesn't count the Brown County cities of Green Bay and De Pere, who both have taken steps to put in a wheel tax, but has yet to formally approve it.
Lastly, let me know if you live in a county that has or will be adding a 0.5% sales tax in 2017 and 2018. This includes Brown, Calumet, Kewaunee, and Sheboygan Counties.