MADISON (WSAU) A special legislative committee is looking at possible reforms to the state income tax code. The panel of lawmakers will spend the next several months hearing from experts on taxes, which will be used to develop legislation that could lead to changes for taxpayers.
Panel Chairman Robin Vos says he wants to make sure Wisconsin’s progressive income tax is still working as originally intended. The tax system was adopted in 1911, and Vos says “a whole lot has changed” since then. Vos says he wants a tax system that is efficient, fair, and as uncomplicated as possible. He says it should generate the revenue needed to fund state programs and services, but not in a way that’s harmful to economic growth.