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After rising between 1990 and 2000, Wisconsin’s combined federal-state-local tax burden has declined from 36.5% in 2000 to 31.3% in 2017. Since 2000, both federal and state-local taxes have declined as a share of state personal income.
Federal taxes dominate what many pay. Uncle Sam’s take from Wisconsin residents in 2017 totalled an estimated $55.5 billion, a 5.9% increase over last year. Federal taxes claimed 20.6% of personal income, the highest share since 2008.