- Associated Press - Monday, January 11, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says state residents paid an estimated $80 billion in federal, state and local taxes last year.

The government research organization released a report Tuesday saying federal taxes accounted for nearly two-thirds of taxes paid and 20.5 percent of personal income.

State and local taxes totaled $27.9 billion, up 1.4 percent from 2014 and 13 percent since 2010. The state individual income tax take increased 3.7 percent to $7.3 billion. The state sales tax generated $4.9 billion, up 5.7 percent over 2014. That’s the largest increase since 2000. The report says the increase reflects a recovering economy.

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