WPT & The Personal Property Tax

About the PPT

The Personal Property Tax is an outmoded and unfair source of revenue in Wisconsin. Its origins pre-date both the income and sales tax, in the days when all property was taxed, and was the sole source of revenue for the government.

Today, the Personal Property Tax remains in effect on small businesses. With some industries completely exempted, and others still required to foot the bill, this is the very definition of government picking winners and losers in our economy, and the exact opposite of uniformity.

The PPT represents about 3% of the total of property taxes. By having that sum of cash returned to Main Street small businesses, our state’s economy could realize more job creation and increased reinvestment in the private sector.

Coalition to Repeal the PPT

Wisconsin Property Taxpayers has fought since its inception to remove this perpetual barrier to growth and job creation, and are pleased to be part of the largest statewide coalition ever assembled to repeal this tax once and for all. With organizations representing a multitude of industries and interests in every corner of the state, this collaborative and large scale effort will not be ignored, and action will be taken to repeal the PPT.

Coalition Members Include:

Wisconsin Grocers Association

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

Americans for Propserity Wisconsin

Wisconsin Small Businesses United

Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

Skiing Wisconsin

Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

Wisconsin Propane Gas Association

Wisconsin Independent Businesses


Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin

Midwest Hardware Association

Wisconsin Housing Alliance

Association of Builders & Contractors Wisconsin

Wisconsin Beverage Association

Water Quality Association

Associated General Contractors- Wisconsin

Wisconsin Collectors Association

Professional Insurance Agents

Association of Wisconsin Tourism Attractions

Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association

Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association

Wisconsin Restaurant Association

Wisconsin Automotive Parts Association

American Family Insurance

WSTA- Wisconsin's Broadband Association

Wisconsin Cable Communications Association

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