The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

State taxes eliminated from Wisconsin bills


December 26, 2017


Iron County residents, like people all across Wisconsin, will notice a change in their 2018 property tax bills.

At a time of the year when the tax bills arrive in the mail like a lump of coal, just as Christmas cards are ending, there’ll be a little bit of relief for Wisconsin residents this year.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said the state property tax levy has been eliminated.

Area residents pay school, county, town or city and vocational school taxes, but the state tax will no longer be on the bill. It won’t be noticed much because it was such a small percentage of the total tax bill, much less than the school, county and municipal levies.

“We’re actively lifting the burden for taxpayers throughout Wisconsin by completely removing the state portion of the total property tax, now and in the future,” Walker said at a stop in Green Bay on Thursday.

Walker said property taxes on a typical home will be lower in 2018 than when he took office in 2010.

He said the removal of the state property tax marks the first time Wisconsin has been without the tax since 1931. He also said property taxes as a percentage of personal income are at their lowest level since the end of World War II.

Walker said one of his top priorities has been to provide wide scale tax relief for the people of Wisconsin.


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