- state legislative body has voted to double its tax collections in one year.
The Wisconsin Senate passed a budget plan to increase taxes $15.2 billion in fiscal year 2009. That would more than double Wisconsin's tax collections of $13.8 billion in fiscal year 2006, according to the latest available data from the Census Bureau.
- A state legislative body has voted to raise taxes by almost the same amount as the state's taxpayers send to the federal government in income tax payments.
The $15.2 billion tax increase is only slightly less than the $15.8 billion Wisconsin taxpayers sent to the IRS for income taxes in 2005. And that's just the increase!
- A state legislative body has voted a tax increase equivalent to 50 percent of general fund revenue. See Table 1.
able 1: Top Ten Tax Increases at the State Level, Compared to Wisconsin Senate Budget (Percentage of State General Fund Revenue), 2000 - 2009
Tax Increase as a Percentage of State General Fund Revenue
* Proposed. The ten ranked tax increases were signed into law. Wisconsin's tax increase has passed the Senate but still must be considered by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Doyle.
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