MADISON - The tax burden on Wisconsin
businesses declined 0.6 percent from 2012 to 2013, according
to a national report.
In 2012, Wisconsin ranked no. 38 on the
Anderson Economic Group LLC State Business Tax Burden
Rankings with $10,988,000 in taxes paid by businesses. The
stateís rate was 10.7 percent in 2012.
It moved up three spots in 2013 to 35 on the
list with $10,732,000 in paid business taxes for a rate of
10.1 percent tax burden.
The Anderson Economic Group defines business
tax burden as the total state and local taxes paid by
businesses as a share of pre-tax operating margin.
In 2013, U.S. businesses paid $628 billion in
state and local taxes, according to the report.
Both Minnesota and Wisconsin moved up three
slots from 2012 to 2013. The rankings report credits
Wisconsinís jump on the scale to decreased tax revenue from
businesses in nearly every category.
The top states for the least amount of
business tax burden were Oregon at 5.6 percent, followed by
Louisiana at 6.9 percent, North Carolina and Utah both at 7
percent, Delaware at 7.1 percent and South Dakota at 7.4
The states that had the most business tax
burden were Alaska at 19.8 percent, North Dakota at 16.4
percent, West Virginia at 13.5 percent, Maine at 13.2
percent and Vermont at 13.1 percent.