Mission Statement

The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance helps the public and press understand how Wisconsin governments work, tax, and spend so informed citizens can promote responsible policy-making.


For 80 years, the mission of the nonprofit., nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) has been rooted in the belief that an active, informed citizenry is essential for effective representative government. We demonstrate this belief by providing Wisconsin voters and taxpayers, students and teachers, business leaders and public officials with accurate, objective information about the operation of their Wisconsin government.

Fiercely independent, WISTAX is the only statewide group that cuts through the partisan and special-interest rhetoric to deliver the honest facts about how Wisconsin government works, taxes and spends.

The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance has been working to achieve efficient, responsible government through research and education since 1932. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  In accordance with IRS regulations, WISTAX financial statements are available on request. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

WISTAX is not aligned with any local, state or national organization. We take no government money. We do not lobby or advocate. We are financed through sales of publications and research and through the generous donations of individuals, organizations, businesses, and foundations from across Wisconsin.