Posted at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021
Evers to put local sales tax increase in budget plan
The Brillion News
MADISON – Governor Tony Evers said on Friday, February 12, that his 2021-23 biennial budget proposal will include a plan to let counties and some municipalities raise the sales tax.
“The state should be setting the floor, not the ceiling, for local partners, and Wisconsin taxpayers should have a say in whether they want their communities to have more resources so their local government can keep providing critical services,” Evers said.
Then the plan would also allow, again if approved by referendum of residents, municipalities with populations in excess of 30,000 to impose their own half-percent sales tax.
Any changes to enact the local option sales tax would require a local referendum approval.
Wisconsin’s state sales and use tax is currently five percent.
~ This is a news brief. A full story on this topic will be featured in the February 18 print edition of THE BRILLION NEWS.