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Todd A. Berry or Stephanie Rubin
608-241-9789
wistax@wistax.org

Most Wisconsin Taxpayers Saw Income Tax Cuts In Recent Years

After Recent Legislative Changes, WISTAX Report Reexamines The State Income Tax

March 21, 2016

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MADISON—Most—but not all—filers have experienced a state income tax cut since 2008, according to a new tax-season report prepared by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX), a nonpartisan research organization now celebrating its 85th year. “Over the past seven years, Wisconsin’s income tax has undergone several waves of major change, and we thought a multi-year, cumulative look was overdue,” explained WISTAX President Todd A. Berry.

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Todd A. Berry or Dale Knapp
608-241-9789
wistax@wistax.org

April 5 Election: Supreme Court Candidates In Their Own Words

WISTAX Releases Candidate Information, Statements

March 7, 2016

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MADISON—Recognizing that most voters will not have the opportunity to see or hear from the two state Supreme Court candidates, the nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) is offering “In Their Own Words: Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates,” a series of unedited responses to questions sent to the candidates.
 

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Todd A. Berry or Dale Knapp
608-241-9789
wistax@wistax.org

“Hole-ly Swiss Cheese:” Wisconsin’s Personal Property Tax

Fair or Unfair? Efficient, Cumbersome, or Just Outdated?

February 1, 2016

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What if a grocer’s manual meat department scale was taxed but its electronic one attached to a computerized cash register was not? What if a Main Street business owner paid tax on a desk in her gift shop but not on the same desk in her home? As surprising as it may seem, this is Wisconsin law, according to a new report, “The Property Tax No One Knows,” from researchers at the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX).

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Todd A. Berry
608-241-9789
wistax@wistax.org

Simple Gifts Wisconsin Politicians Could Give the People

December 17, 2015

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On “slow” news days during this time of year, journalists sometimes resort to suggesting tongue-in-cheek gifts for public officials. Here, the practice is turned on its ear, and state politicians are offered simple gift-giving ideas.

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Todd A. Berry
608-241-9789
wistax@wistax.org

Is Social Security’s First Crisis Next Year?

October 19, 2015

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Next year at this time an event many politicians assure us is far in the future is expected to occur: One of the two funds comprising Social Security ― Disability Insurance (DI) ― will be depleted.

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