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Wisconsin sales tax rate changes, April 2017


 Local sales tax rate changes announced for Wisconsin, effective April 2017.

A new local sales and use tax will take effect in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin on April 1, 2017. Most counties in the state already levy the local tax; fewer than ten, including Kewaunee County, currently do not.

The 0.5% tax was approved by the Kewaunee County Board in a 15-4 vote. It was deemed necessary because the county has struggled with diminishing funds since the 2013 closure of the Kewaunee Power Station. The nuclear plan had generated more than $700,000 in annual tax revenue for the county.

Additional information about local taxes is available through the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.