No Change to Wisconsin Withholding Tax Rates for 2014

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The current withholding tax rates will continue for 2014. The withholding tax rates are found in Publication W-166, Wisconsin Employer's Withholding Tax Guide.

Changes to Individual income tax rates and income tax brackets:
2013 Act 20 reduced the number of tax brackets from five to four and changed the individual income tax rates effective for table years beginning on or after January 1, 2013.

*Filing status - single, head of household, estates, trusts (top); married (bottom)
Prior rate4.60%6.15%6.50%6.75%7.75%
New rate4.40%5.84%6.27%7.65%
Taxable
income*(2013)
$0 - $10,750
$0 - $14,330
$10,750+ - $21,490
$14,330+ - $28,650
$21,490+ - $236,600
$28,650+ - $315,460
$236,600+
$315,460+

Because the individual income tax rates have been reduced for 2013 and withholding tax rates have not changed for 2013, individuals may owe less tax (receive a larger refund) when filing their income tax return. However, individuals may adjust their withholding. Options include:

  • If you wish to adjust your withholding, complete Form WT-4 and provide it to your employer.
  • If you claim the maximum number of exemptions you are allowed to claim and over withholding still occurs, complete Form WT-4A and provide it to your employer.
  • If you prefer to owe less tax (or receive a larger refund) at the time you file your income tax return, you do not need to adjust your withholding.

September 30, 2013