MADISON, Wis. (WTAQ) - The average Wisconsinite pays $40 less than the national average in state and local taxes. But state residents also have 6 percent less income than the norm.
That’s according to the Wisconsin Budget Project, which reviewed federal Census data from 2008. The group said the Badger State has the 22nd lowest state and local government spending per capita, and the 13th largest tax burden compared to incomes – down from the 4th highest tax burden several years ago.
The report said Wisconsin’s state and local governments collect $6,100 per resident, almost $250 below the national average. And the federal government gets $1,300 for each Wisconsin resident – around $270 less than the national norm.