Wisconsin State Tax Guide

Wisconsin state tax rates and rules for income, sales, property, fuel, cigarette, and other taxes that impact residents.

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Wisconsin state tax: Overview

Wisconsin has three income tax brackets, but most taxpayers fall into the middle bracket of 5.3%. Property taxes are on the high end, but the state has one of the lowest sales tax rates in the country. 

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Up to $12,7603.54%
$12,761 to $25,520$451.70 + 4.65% of the amount over $12,760
$25,521 to $280,950$1,045.04 + 5.3% of the amount over $25,520
More than $280,950$14,582.83 + 7.65% of the amount over $280,950
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Up to $17,0103.54%
$17,011 to $34,030$602.15 + 4.65% of the amount over $17,010
$34,031 to $374,600$1,393.58 + 5.3% of the amount over $34,030
More than $374,600$19,443.79 + 7.65% of the amount over $374,600
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Up to $8,5103.54%
$8,511 to $17,010$301.25 + 4.65% of the amount over $8,510
$17,011 to $187,300$696.50 + 5.3% of the amount over $17,010
More than $187,300$9,721.87 + 7.65% of the amount over $187,300
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Cigarettes$2.52 per pack
Other tobacco products71% of manufacturer price
Vapor products$0.05 per ml
Beer$0.06 per gallon
Wine$0.25 per gallon
Liquor$3.25 per gallon

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Katelyn Washington
Former Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years of experience working in tax and finance. While she specialized in tax content while working at Kiplinger from 2023 to 2024, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement, and financial planning and had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes knowledge is the key to success and enjoys providing content that educates and informs.