Individual Income Tax State and Municipal Bond Interest

  1. Is interest I earn on state and municipal bond obligations subject to Wisconsin income tax?

  2. I have an obligation issued by a state other than Wisconsin. How do I know if the interest I earn on this obligation is subject to Wisconsin income tax?

  3. I have an obligation issued by a political subdivision (county, city, village, etc.) of a state other than Wisconsin. How do I know if the interest I earn on this obligation is subject to Wisconsin income tax?

  4. I have an obligation issued by the State of Wisconsin. How do I know if the interest I earn on this obligation is subject to Wisconsin income tax?

  5. I have an obligation issued by a political subdivision of Wisconsin. How do I know if the interest I earn on this obligation is subject to Wisconsin income tax?

  6. Washington, D.C., is not a state or a political subdivision of any state. Is interest earned on obligations issued by Washington, D.C., subject to Wisconsin income tax?

  7. Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands are not states or political subdivisions of any state. Is interest earned on obligations issued by Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands subject to Wisconsin income tax?

  8. Where can I find more information about the income tax status of interest and dividends received from government and other securities?


FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

MS 5-77
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Customer Service Bureau
PO Box 8949
Madison, WI 53708-8949
Phone: (608) 266-2486
Fax: (608) 267-1030
Email additional questions to DORIncome@wisconsin.gov

February 1, 2019