Evers-O-Meter

Cut middle-class income taxes by 10 percent

Evers said he would cut income taxes in his first budget by 10 percent for individuals making up to $100,000 and families making up to $150,000. He would pay for it by limiting the manufacturers and agricultural tax credit. 

 

Subjects: Taxes

Updates

Proposal is included in budget, which awaits legislative action

Gov. Tony Evers pledged in October 2018, the month before the election, that low- and middle-income taxpayers would get a break under his administration.

He said on his campaign website that "everyone with annual incomes up to $100,000 would receive a 10% tax cut."

The actual proposal in his first budget lines up, according to the state's nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau. In its analysis, the agency said a "Family and Individual Reinvestment" credit would be available to all taxpayers with a state adjusted gross income below $100,000, or below $150,000 if married filing jointly.

The credit would reduce tax liability by 10 percent or $100, whichever is greater. So it actually extends the promise by establishing a minimum payout.

This remains just a proposal, however, with the budget awaiting action in the GOP-controlled Legislature, we rate this promise In the Works.

 

Sources:

Tony Evers campaign web site, Evers Calls for 10% Tax Cut for Middle-Class Families, Oct. 14, 2018

Tax Foundation, Income Tax Credits Paired with Numerous Tax Increases in Wisconsin Gov. Evers' Budget, March 21, 2019

Legislative Fiscal Bureau, Summary of Governor's Budget Recommendations - March, 2019 (by Agency), General Fund Taxes, March 26, 2019