Farmland Preservation

Farmland Preservation Tax Credits

Tax Preparer Workshops

  DATCP is hosting meetings to answer tax preparers' questions about the farmland preservation tax credit: 

  
  Whitewater -- February 1, 9-11:00 a.m., Whitewater Library, 431 West Center St. Map

  Randolph -- February 2, 9-11 a.m., Village of Randolph Municipal Building, 248 West Stroud St. Map

  Chilton -- February 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Calumet County Courthouse, 206 Court St. Map
 
 
  For information: Email DATCPWorkingLands@wisconsin.gov or call 608-224-4621. 
 
 

New! Guide to Claiming the Farmland Preservation Tax Credit 

The Wisconsin Working Lands Initiative provides participating landowners with an opportunity to claim farmland preservation tax credits. The tax credits are income tax credits that are applied against tax liability.
Watch this farmland preservation tax credit tutorial for a brief introduction to eligibility, requirements for claiming the credit and which tax schedule to use. 
 

Tax credit amounts are:

Landowners must be residents of Wisconsin and must meet other eligibility criteria to claim the credit, including compliance with state soil and water conservation standards

Landowners can check if their farms are located in eligible zoning districts by checking this document, which lists all jurisdictions covered by a certified zoning ordinance for tax year 2015. Landowners should also check with their local authorities to verify that their land is in a farmland preservation zoning district. List of jurisdictions  
 

More information 

Contact DATCPWorkingLands@wisconsin.gov with questions.