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State wants overdue sales tax payments from Milwaukee for weed removals

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When a city government cuts excess weeds, and bills property owners for it, the state considers that a "landscaping service." And the landowner must pay a sales tax.

That was news to Milwaukee officials, which recently got a $208,000 bill from the state to pay overdue sales taxes and interest dating back four years.

Most of that amount was for docking fees and crane rentals at the Port of Milwaukee.

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