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Wisconsin ranks as 12th-highest taxed state

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New analysis finds that Wisconsin is the 12th highest taxed state in the country and third highest in the upper Midwest.

The nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance said Tuesday that was based on Census data on tax collections. It analyzed the tax data as a percentage of personal income.

The data shows that Wisconsin moved from 13th worst in 2011 up one spot to 12th in 2012, the most recent year available.

Taxes as a percentage of personal income in Wisconsin were 11.4 percent in 2012. That compares with 10.5 percent for the national average.

Illinois was the highest taxed state in the upper Midwest at 11.7 percent of personal income and ninth highest nationwide. Minnesota was 10th highest nationwide and second highest in the upper Midwest at 11.6 percent.

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