State of Wisconsin Income Tax Wisconsin State Income Tax
Tax Year 2013

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QuickFact: The average family pays $1,661.00 in Wisconsin income taxes. [1]
Rank: 19th out of 51

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Wisconsin Income Tax Table

Tax Bracket (Single) [2] Tax Bracket (Couple) [3] Marginal Tax Rate
$0+ $0+ 4.60%
$10,750+ $14,330+ 6.15%
$21,490+ $28,650+ 6.50%
$161,180+ $214,910+ 6.75%
$236,600+ $315,460+ 7.75%

Learn how marginal tax brackets work View an explanation of marginal tax brackets

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Wisconsin Income Tax Calculator

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How to use the Wisconsin tax estimator How To Use This Calculator
You can use our free Wisconsin income tax calculator to get a good estimate of what your tax liability will be come April. On the next page, you will be able to add more details like itemized deductions, tax credits, capital gains, and more.
Please remember that the income tax code is very complicated, and while we can provide a good estimate of your Federal and Wisconsin income taxes, your actual tax liability may be different.

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The Wisconsin Income Tax

Wisconsin collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of %, spread across tax brackets. Like the Federal Income Tax, Wisconsin's income tax allows couples filing jointly to pay a lower overall rate on their combined income with wider tax brackets for joint filers.

Wisconsin's maximum marginal income tax rate is the 1st highest in the United States, ranking directly below Wisconsin's %. You can learn more about how the Wisconsin income tax compares to other states' income taxes by visiting our map of income taxes by state.

Some states, including Wisconsin, increase, but don't double, all or some bracket widths for joint filers (other states with this law include GA, MN, NM, NC, ND, OK, RI, and VT).

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Compare the state income tax rates in Wisconsin with the income tax rates in

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Wisconsin Tax Deductions

Income tax deductions are expenses that can be deducted from your gross pre-tax income. Using deductions is an excellent way to reduce your Wisconsin income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and Wisconsin tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in Wisconsin, see the list of Wisconsin income tax deductions.

4.1 - Wisconsin Standard Deduction

What is the WI Standard Deduction for 2014? Unlike many other states, Wisconsin has no standard deduction. Certain itemized deductions (including property tax, qualified charitable contributions, etc) may be allowed depending on the income level and filing type of the taxpayer. Keep in mind that not all deductions allowed on your federal income tax return are necessarily going to be allowed on your Wisconsin income tax return.

4.2 - Wisconsin Personal Exemptions

Wisconsin has no personal exemption. The Federal Income Tax, however, does allow a personal exemption to be deducted from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.

4.3 - Wisconsin Dependent Deduction

Unlike most states, Wisconsin does not have a dependent deduction. You can, however, claim dependent deductions on your Federal Tax Return.

4.4 - Wisconsin Itemized Deductions

Wisconsin allows limited itemized deductions. You may be able to claim most of the same deductions on your Wisconsin income tax return as you do on your Federal return, but more limitations and phase-outs may exist for higher income taxpayers. For more information, see the list of Wisconsin itemized deductions.

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Wisconsin Income Tax Forms

Tax-Rates.org provides easy access to five of the most commonly used Wisconsin income tax forms, in downloadable PDF format. For all of the tax forms we provide, visit our Wisconsin tax forms library or the 's tax forms page.

Free Printable Wisconsin Income Tax Form 1 Income Tax Return (Long Form)
02/2014
Form 1 - Income Tax Return (Long Form)
Form 1 is the general income tax return (long form) for Wisconsin redisents. It can be efiled or sent by mail.
Free Printable Wisconsin Income Tax Form 1-ES Estimated Individual Income Tax Return
02/2014
Form 1-ES - Estimated Individual Income Tax Return
You must pay estimated income tax if you are self employed or do not pay sufficient tax witholding. Estimated tax payments must be sent to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue on a quarterly basis.
Free Printable Wisconsin Income Tax Form 1-ES Instructions Estimated Income Tax Instructions
02/2014
Form 1-ES Instructions - Estimated Income Tax Instructions
If you are self employed or do not have your taxes withheld, you need to file estimated income taxes with Form 1-ES; use this instructional booklet to help you fill out and file your estimated income taxes.
Free Printable Wisconsin Income Tax Form 1A Income Tax Return (Short Form)
02/2014
Form 1A - Income Tax Return (Short Form)
Form 1A if the general income tax return (short form) for Wisconsin residents, it can be efiled or sent by mail.
Free Printable Wisconsin Income Tax Form 1NPR Non and Part Year Resident Tax
02/2014
Form 1NPR - Non and Part Year Resident Tax
If you are a nonresident or part-year resident of Wisconsin, you need to file Form 1NPR as well as your other tax forms.
Free Printable Wisconsin Tax Table
06/2013
Printable Wisconsin Tax Table & Tax Reference
Tax-Rates.org provides a printable Wisconsin datasheet including an income tax table, a list of Wisconsin tax deductions, important URLs and addresses, and more. This document is in PDF format.
If you are not a resident of Wisconsin, have a complicated tax return, or have other specialized circumstances you may need to download additional tax forms from the website. You can find all of Wisconsin's 2014 income tax forms on the income tax forms page External Link.

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How To File Your Wisconsin Income Tax Return

Once you've filled out your Wisconsin income tax return, you have several options for filing and paying your income tax. You can mail your return to the at the correct address below, and include your payment by check or money order. You may also electronically file your Wisconsin tax return through a tax preparer or using online tax software, and pay your taxes instantly using direct debit or a credit card (an additional credit card fee may apply).

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Where To Send Your Wisconsin Tax Return

If you filled out physical tax return forms, mail your completed Wisconsin income tax return to the Wisconsin no later then December 31st. Please be sure to send your completed tax forms to the correct address for your filing type.
Income Tax Returns (No Payment)
Wisonsin Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 59
Madison, WI 53785-0001
Income Tax Returns (Payment Enclosed)
Wisonsin Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 268
Madison, WI 53790-0001

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e-Filing: Submit Your Wisconsin Tax Return Online

You can save time and money by electronically filing your Wisconsin income tax directly with the . Benefits of e-Filing your Wisconsin tax return include instant submission, error checking, and faster refund response times. Most tax preparers can electronically file your return for you, or you can do it yourself using free or paid income tax software, like the examples listed below.

To e-file your Wisconsin and Federal income tax returns, you need a piece of tax software that is certified for eFile by the IRS. While most in-depth tax software charges a fee, there are several free options available through the states, and simple versions are also offered free of charge by most tax software companies.

The two most popular tax software packages are H&R Block At Home, sold by the H&R Block tax preparation company, and TurboTax Federal & State, sold by the Intuit software company. Both companies produce multiple editions for simple to very complex tax returns, so be sure to carefully compare the features offered by each package.

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Getting Your Wisconsin Tax Refund

Your Wisconsin Income Tax Refund Online

If your state tax witholdings are greater then the amount of income tax you owe the state of Wisconsin, you will receive an income tax refund check from the government to make up the difference.

It should take one to three weeks for your refund check to be processed after your income tax return is recieved. E-filing your return and filing early can help ensure your refund check gets sent as quickly as possible.

Once you've filed your tax return, all you have to do is wait for your refund to arrive. If you want to check the status of your Wisconsin tax refund, you can visit the Wisconsin Income Tax Refund page.

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References

  1. Our state ranking and income tax figures are based on a family of four (married parents with two children) earning the national median household income of $50,000 per year. Deductions and personal exemptions are taken into account, but some state-specific deductions and tax credit programs may not be accounted for.
  2. Before the official 2014 Wisconsin income tax rates are released, provisional 2014 tax rates are based on Wisconsin's 2013 income tax brackets.
  3. The 2014 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the Wisconsin and Tax FoundationExternal Link data.
  4. Wisconsin tax forms are sourced from the Wisconsin income tax forms pageExternal Link, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the Wisconsin forms you are using are up-to-date.