Wisconsin State Tax Return

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Wisconsin Individual Income Tax Provisions

Wisconsin assesses individual income tax to residents using a joint filing system, which allows both spouses in a married couple to combine their income into a single amount to be taxed. This complies with the federal governments theory that a family is one single economic entity, and therefore should be taxed as such.

The tax base for Wisconsin state income tax begins with the federal adjusted gross income of the taxpayer, though several differences exist between the state and federal laws.

Exemptions

Certain sources of income are exempt from inclusion in the tax base. These include:

  • Interest from U.S. Government bonds
  • 60% of farm assets and 30% of other long-term assets
  • Gains from qualified small business stock and family businesses
  • Up to $5,000 in private pension income if person is 65+, subject to income limits
  • Up to $5,000 in public and civil service income pensions, unless the taxpayer was a member before 1964 (full exclusion)
  • Military pension
  • Active duty military CZE and certain pay of Reservists and National Guard members
  • All income of a service member killed in a combat zone
  • Social Security benefits
  • Up to $5,200 in disability income

Deductions

Wisconsin has a sliding scale standard deduction based on filing status as follows:

  • Single: $9,930 deduction phased out between income of $14,310 - $97,060
  • Head of Household: $12,820 phased out at incomes between $14,310 - $97,060
  • Married filing Jointly: $17,880 phased out between $20,090 - $110,493
  • Married filing single: $8,490 phased out between $9,540-$52,466

Itemized deductions have a 5% credit after subtracting the sliding scale standard deduction. Additional deductions exist for:

  • Certain medical and health insurance premiums
  • Contributions and distributions from a state college savings program
  • Higher education expenses
  • Adoption expenses
  • Organ donation
  • Child-care costs
  • Incentive payments to landowners allowing ATVs on their land
  • Certain legislative per diems
  • Small business deduction for addition of jobs
  • Net capital loss deduction up to $500

2017 Wisconsin Tax Rates

If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $11,090 4% of the amount over $0
$11,090 $22,190 $443.60 plus 5.84% of the amount over $11,090
$22,190 $244,270 $1,091.84 plus 6.27% of the amount over $22,190
$244,270 - $15,016.26 plus 7.65% of the amount over $244,270
If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $14,790 4% of the amount over $0
$14,790 $29,580 $591.60 plus 5.84% of the amount over $14,790
$29,580 $325,700 $1,455.34 plus 6.27% of the amount over $29,580
$325,700 - $20,022.06 plus 7.65% of the amount over $325,700
If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $7,400 4% of the amount over $0
$7,400 $14,790 $296 plus 5.84% of the amount over $7,400
$14,790 $162,850 $727.58 plus 6.27% of the amount over $14,790
$162,850 - $10,010.94 plus 7.65% of the amount over $162,850
If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $11,090 4% of the amount over $0
$11,090 $22,190 $443.60 plus 5.84% of the amount over $11,090
$22,190 $244,270 $1,091.84 plus 6.27% of the amount over $22,190
$244,270 - $15,016.26 plus 7.65% of the amount over $244,270

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