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Nonprofit Christian school sues over taxes on 'exempt' property

• by Bob Unruh

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty has announced the filing of a lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee over $105,000 in property taxes city officials imposed on a nonprofit Christian school for part of its campus.

That's even though the property in question is used for educational purposes by the school, and under state law should be exempt, according to the legal organization.

"The city is trying to tax Wisconsin Lutheran for a campus building that is owned by the school and used for student housing and other educational purposes," WILL explained about the case filed in Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

"State law provides a property tax exemption for educational and religious institutions like Wisconsin Lutheran," said WILL Deputy Counsel Lucas Vebber. "The city of Milwaukee's attempt to assess the school for more than $100,000 for this property is clearly unlawful."