April 18 is the deadline for filing taxes on income earned in 2016. WalletHub recently conducted a national taxpayer survey and produced a look at tax rates by state as well as a few other tax-related questions. Here are some of those results.
Percentage of respondents who said they would file taxes after the April 18 deadline.
The percentage of survey respondents who said they would get an IRS tattoo for a tax-free future.
Wisconsin’s ranking for vehicle property tax.
Wisconsin’s ranking for sales and excise tax.
Percentage of respondents who expect to receive a significant refund, compared to 13.8 percent who believe they owe a significant amount.
Wisconsin’s tax ranking. Only Nebraska and Illinois had worse scores.
The percentage of survey respondents who said President Donald Trump is deserving of a punch in the face. A Congressman ran a distant second with 20.6 percent, followed by an IRS agent at 12.3 percent, a fellow taxpayer at 10.1 percent, a tax attorney at 4.7 percent, and an accountant at .9 percent.
Percentage of respondents who believe their taxes are too high. Thirty-five percent found them just right and 4.6 percent said taxes are too low.
Percentage of respondents who do not believe President Trump’s tax reforms will save them money.
Percentage of respondents who would rather be doing laundry than taxes. Thirty percent said they would rather be talking about sex with their teens than doing taxes.
Percentage of respondents who believe candidates for elected office should make their personal finances public.
Percentage of respondents who said they would not hide money offshore, even with the assurance of not being caught.
Percentage of respondents who believe the IRS is a necessary part of American life.
The median annual state and local taxes paid by Wisconsin residents, which represents a 26.89 percent difference between the state and U.S. average.