Milwaukee Proposes Sales Tax Increase

Do it! I love it when Milwaukee pushes shoppers to Washington County.

Milwaukee County leaders are proposing a 1 percent local sales tax increase that could be reinvested into the community through property tax relief and refurbishing the county’s aging buildings.

State Rep. Evan Goyke, D-Milwaukee, and state Sen. La Tonya Johnson, D-Milwaukee, plan to introduce a local option sales tax to the Wisconsin Legislature this fall. If approved, a referendum would be brought to Milwaukee County voters in Spring 2020.

The proposed plan could bring in an extra $160 million in the first year, with more than 25 percent of that money projected to come from visitors and non-residents, according to the county.

3 Responses to Milwaukee Proposes Sales Tax Increase

  1. steveegg says:

    Don’t laugh too hard – I’m sure that massive Washington County board is eyeing its own sales tax increase.

  2. Mar says:

    So, 25% of all money spent in Milwaukee County is spent by visitors and non-residents, which is the same thing.
    I kind of find that hard to believe.

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