Division of Research and Policy

Division Administrator: Cari Redington

Telephone: (608) 266-2943

The Research and Policy Division (R&P) provides detailed analyses of fiscal and economic policies to the Secretary of Revenue, the Executive Office and other state officials. The division assesses the impact of current and proposed tax laws, prepares official general fund tax revenue estimates used to develop the executive budget, and develops various statistical reports.

Income Tax Policy Team

Conducts research on and analyzes individual income, corporate franchise/income, estate taxes, and earned income tax credits.

Contact: Michael Oakleaf

Telephone: (608) 261-5173

Sales Tax Policy and Economic Team

Conducts research on and analyzes sales/use taxes. Prepares estimates of state general purpose tax revenues and forecasts of the Wisconsin economy.

Contact: Robert Schmidt

Telephone: (608) 266-5773

Property and Excise Tax Policy Team

Conducts research on and analyzes property, excise and utility taxes, and other property tax relief programs.

Analyzes fiscal issues affecting school districts, municipalities and counties, including local financial assistance programs.


Contact: Craig Steinfeldt

Telephone: (608) 266-5705


Contact: Momodou (Mo) Bah

Telephone: (608) 261-5163

Division of Research and Policy
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
2135 Rimrock Road
PO Box 8933, Mail Stop 6-73
Madison, WI 53708-8933