Wisconsinites Paying Less of Their Income in Taxes


November 17, 2011

Wisconsinites are paying a smaller share of their income in state and local taxes than at any other time in the last 15 years, according to a Wisconsin Budget Project analysis of new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau figures.

The share of their income that Wisconsin residents pay in various state and local taxes has dropped by 15 percent over the last 15 years. In 1994, Wisconsinites paid an average of $13.22 in state and local taxes out of every $100 they earned. In 2009, the most recent year for which figures are available, that figure dropped to $11.21. Read the full press release.