Wisconsin’s tax rate held relatively steady, while two of our neighbors saw dramatic increases, in recent years.
A study of census tax figures by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance shows that the state had the 12th highest tax burden in the country in 2012, at 11.4 percent of personal income.
Taxpayers Alliance president Todd Berry says the country was coming out of the recession in 2012. Minnesota and Illinois jumped passed the Badger State after increasing taxes in order to balance their budgets.
Berry says he’s not sure how Wisconsin’s tax cuts in 2013 and this year. will impact the state’s future rankings.