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Taxes In Wisconsin

Wisconsin Tax Rates, Collections, and Burdens

How does Wisconsin’s tax code compare? Wisconsin has a graduated individual income tax, with rates ranging from 3.54 percent to 7.65 percent. Wisconsin also has a flat 7.90 percent corporate income tax rate. Wisconsin has a  5.00 percent state sales tax rate, a max local sales tax rate of 1.75 percent, and an average combined state and local sales tax rate of 5.43 percent. Wisconsin’s tax system ranks 27th overall on our 2023 State Business Tax Climate Index.

Each state’s tax code is a multifaceted system with many moving parts, and Wisconsin is no exception. The first step towards understanding Wisconsin’s tax code is knowing the basics. How does Wisconsin collect tax revenue? Click the tabs below to learn more! You can also explore our state tax maps, which are compiled from our annual publication, Facts & Figures: How Does Your State Compare?

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Individual Taxes

Top Individual Income Tax Rate
7.65%See Full Study
State Local Individual Income Tax Collections per Capita
$1533Rank: 21
State and Local Tax Burden
10.7%Rank: 37See Full Study

Business Taxes

Top Corporate Income Tax Rate
7.90%See Full Study
State Business Tax Climate Index Ranking
27See Full Study

Sales Taxes

State Sales Tax Rate
5.00%Rank: 32See Full Study
Average Local Sales Tax Rate
0.43%See Full Study
Combined State and Average Local Sales Tax Rate
5.43%Rank: 43See Full Study
State and Local General Sales Tax Collections per Capita
$1071Rank: 34
State Gasoline Tax Rate (cents per gallon)
32.9¢Rank: 23
State Cigarette Tax Rate (dollars per 20-pack)
$2.52Rank: 15

Property Taxes

Property Taxes Paid as a Percentage of Owner-Occupied Housing Value
1.61%Rank: 8
State and Local Property Tax Collections Per Capita
$1717Rank: 23

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