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How to Avoid Traps and Pitfalls of Property and Sales Tax

July 10, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Milwaukee parishes work diligently to reduce or eliminate unnecessary operating expenses so funds can be appropriately dedicated to further the Archdiocese’s mission. A frequent hurdle parishes face is overcoming an unanticipated property or sales tax expense (e.g., of space leased to third parties) despite the church’s general tax-exempt nature. In conjunction with experienced state and local tax attorneys at Husch Blackwell, the Milwaukee Archdiocese invites you to a webinar that will provide guidance on how parishes throughout Wisconsin may avoid state and local tax traps.


  • Securing and retaining property tax exemptions
  • Payments in lieu of taxes
  • Third-party tenant contracts to shift tax burden, for non-exempt property
  • Appeal process of property valuations, if the property is not exempt
  • Sales and use tax exemptions
  • Tax filing obligations

Joe Pickart, Partner, State and Local Tax team lead, Husch Blackwell
Crystal Howard, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Questions? Contact Cathy Roenspies at 414.978.5329.