Video service provider aid is intended to reimburse municipalities for the mandated reduction in each communities video service provider (cable franchise) fee of .5% in 2020 and another .5% in 2021. The aid is based on the amounts reported to DOR on Form SL-310: Video Service Provider Report.
The aid is distributed to each municipality imposing the video service provider (cable franchise) fee under sec. 66.0420(7), Wis. Stats.
The aid equals 0.5 percent of the gross receipts used to calculate the actual 2018 fee revenues received by the municipality (sec. 79.097(1)(a), Wis. Stats.)
The state will distribute this aid to each municipality on or before July 27, 2020 (sec. 79.097(3)(b), Wis. Stats.)
NOTE: The video service provider aid estimate is posted under "Shared Revenue" on DOR's web page here (scroll down).
Starting on January 1, 2020, the video service fee (percentage) imposed by a municipality must equal the percentage applied on December 31, 2018 less 0.5 percent (sec. 66.0420(7)(b)2m., Wis. Stats.)