Dayton, a Democrat, says Wisconsin’s “failure to fulfill its responsibility for reimbursement” compelled his predecessor to terminate the reciprocity agreement. Dayton says while he regrets that several thousand citizens now must file income tax returns in both states, he concurs with former Governor Tim Pawlenty’s decision.
Wisconsin officials say they can’t pay up until sometime in the next fiscal year, which begins July 1st. Minnesota officials say Wisconsin will also owe $4500 in interest for each day the payment is delayed. Dayton is asking Walker that Wisconsin make the payment “in the very near future.”
Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie says Walker was scheduled to talk to Governor Dayton over the phone at 4:00 P.M. to talk about the tax reciprocity deal, until Dayton canceled that phone call earlier Friday afternoon.
Bill Werner, Minnesota News Network