Milwaukee Sales Tax Increase: What it Means for Residents

A Milwaukee sales tax increase is coming soon. Here’s how a higher sales tax in the city could affect residents.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin skyline at sunset for Milwaukee sales tax increase story
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The Milwaukee Common Council voted to implement a new Milwaukee sales tax increase. The vote for a city sales tax came shortly before the approval for an increase in Milwaukee County's sales tax rate.

Supporters of the new city tax say the tax increase will help fund essential workers and services. Without it, Milwaukee could face mass layoffs and a lack of necessary services for city residents.

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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.