Wisconsin’s Tax Freedom Day is Two Days Later than Last Year

[Madison, Wisc…] Brett Healy, President of the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, released the following statement about Wisconsin’s Tax Freedom Day:

“April 15th serves as a yearly reminder of the undue tax liability faced by hard-working families all across our country. But in our state, today serves as a reminder that Wisconsinites will keep more money in their pockets this year.

“Looking at where the state was a few short years ago, I would not have thought this was possible. Thanks to reined in spending and prudent decisions, Wisconsin has moved on from the days of multi-billion dollar tax increases.

“In fact, income and property taxes have been cut by more than $1.25 billion in the past year alone, a statistic that would make our neighbors to the south jealous. While the burden on Wisconsin taxpayers is shrinking, we still have a lot of work to do.

“The Tax Foundation recently released its Tax Freedom Day report, which publishes the date on which Wisconsin as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year. Wisconsinites will have to work 112 days in 2014, or until April 22nd, to celebrate Tax Freedom Day. We are 13th latest in the nation.

“To be competitive across the country the Badger State should be one of the earliest states to celebrate Tax Freedom Day, not one of the latest. Wisconsin needs to continue reforming our tax code to make it fair and simple, while reducing taxes for everyone.”

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