MADISON — A new
analysis finds that Wisconsin is the 12th highest taxed state in
the country and third highest in the upper Midwest.
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance said that was based on Census data on
tax collections Tuesday. It analyzed the tax data as a percentage
of personal income.
The data shows
that Wisconsin moved from 13th worst in 2011 up one spot to 12th
in 2012, the most recent year available.
Taxes as a
percentage of personal income in Wisconsin were 11.4 percent in
2012. That compares with 10.5 percent for the national average.
Illinois was the
highest taxed state in the upper Midwest at 11.7 percent of
personal income and ninth highest nationwide. Minnesota was 10th
highest nationwide and second highest in the upper Midwest at 11.6