Eliminate The Income Tax

One way to make Wisconsin a national leader: eliminate the state personal income tax, increase the state sales tax by 3% – while keeping existing sales tax exemptions on everyday items like groceries, rent, medical expenses, and childcare – in order to cut taxes, drive economic growth, and generate new state revenue. This tax plan will lead to a projected net $3.5 billion statewide tax cut, $1,700 per household.



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IRG Releases Playbook for Income Tax Relief in Divided Government

IRG Releases Playbook for Income Tax Relief in Divided Government Historic Tax Relief for Middle Class, Small Businesses Within Reach Delafield, WI – Today the Institute for Reforming Government (IRG) released a new policy playbook on income tax relief. It includes three new tax proposals for policymakers’ consideration, each of which would ...

3 Questions With: Adam Neylon, Wisconsin State Representative, District 98

1. What's the biggest issue you're hearing about from your constituents? The biggest issue affecting my constituents is the same as it is for a lot of people, across the state and nationwide: inflation. Many families work hard to stretch their budgets as far as possible, but with the price of everything from utilities to eggs continuing to ...

New Poll Shows Wisconsinites Support Elimination of Income Tax

MADISON, Wis. – A survey of registered Wisconsin voters conducted in December 2022 shows a plurality of voters - across partisan lines - support eliminating the income tax AND that nearly 6 in 10 think that state taxes are too high. The State Policy Network (SPN)’s State Voices project in partnership with Morning Consult, conducted this ...

ICYMI: Senate President Chris Kapenga Supports Elimination of State Income Tax

Last week, Senate President Chris Kapenga called for the elimination of the income tax during an interview on WISN Radio's The Vicki McKenna Show, adding to the momentum that IRG’s proposal to eliminate the income tax has gained across the state. Below are key quotes from the interview. Senate President Chris Kapenga Senate District 33 ...

3 Questions With: Chris Reader, Executive Vice President at IRG

1. What is the number one challenge facing Wisconsin today and why? It is almost said too much now, but for good reason. The workforce issues that all sectors face are real. Where will the next generation of teachers, manufacturers, retail workers, and snow plow drivers come from? Hoping for better birth rates won't work. We need bold ...

As Surplus Grows, Now is the Time to Eliminate Personal Income Tax

Madison, Wis. – As announced by the Wisconsin Department of Administration earlier today, the state's projected surplus is set to grow to a record $6.6 billion by the end of fiscal year 2023. In light of this news, Chris Reader, Executive Vice President of the Institute for Reforming Government provided the following statement: As ...