Sales tax generates revenues for state, counties, stadium district

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Sales tax generates revenues for state, counties, stadium district

Under Wisconsin law, the state tax of 5 percent is applied to the sales of certain goods and services in Wisconsin. In some areas, it is supplemented with a 0.5 percent county sales tax and a 0.1 percent stadium park district tax. At the state level, the tax is second only to the income tax in total collections, bringing in $5.22 billion in fiscal 2017, up 3.1 percent from the previous year. Counties took in $363.1 million from the sales tax in 2017 and stadium districts collected $30.5 million.

 

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