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Where a Median-Income Wisconsinite's State Income Tax Dollars Went in 2016

Where a Median-Income Wisconsinite's State Income Tax Dollars Went in 2016

July 5, 2017

When Wisconsin's legislature crafts the state budget every two years, it relies in part on state income tax payments from about 2.5 million households. In 2016, Wisconsinites paid $7.7 billion in state income taxes. These funds accounted for about 51 percent of the state's general purpose revenue, with the rest coming from other sources, including sales taxes, alcohol and cigarette taxes, and taxes on utility bills.