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Dale J. Knapp or Todd A. Berry

Wisconsin Business Taxes Topped $8 Billion in 2011

Property, Not Income, Tax Largest Business Tax

November 30, 1999

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MADISON—The corporate income tax dominates discussion of business taxes, but it accounted for just 10% of the $8.5 billion Wisconsin businesses paid in taxes in 2011. The property tax was the single largest tax paid by businesses, generating 51% of the total. These are two key findings from “Badger State Business Taxes,” a new report from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX). Celebrating its 80th year, WISTAX is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to policy research and citizen education.

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