Pierce County, WI Tax Structure
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Beautiful Lake Pepin

The wide area of the lake stretches from Bay City, Wisconsin, in the north, down past Pepin, Wisconsin, and Reeds Landing, Minnesota, in the south, with Pepin being just upstream from where the Chippewa River enters the Mississippi. The villages of Maiden Rock and Stockholm border on the Wisconsin side, while Frontenac State Park takes up a large part of the Minnesota side. The largest city on the waterfront is Lake City, Minnesota.

Tax Structure

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Pierce County Govt Taxation

Wisconsin's business tax structure offers several advantages relative to our neighboring state of Minnesota along with a range of exemptions and incentives to encourage ongoing capital investment.  We will be glad to provide a specific projection and two-state comparison customized to your project parameters for your review with your tax advisor.

  Wisconsin Minnesota
Corporate Income Tax Rate 7.9% 9.8%
Alternative Minimum Tax none 5.8% rate
Property Tax (state average, commercial/industrial) $22 per thousand $33 per thousand
Manufacturing machinery & equipment taxation exempt taxable
Sales & Use tax rate:    
State: 5.00% 6.50%
County option rate: 0.50% 0.01% to 9.0%
Local option: none .50% to 1.0 %
Sales tax treatment for manufacturing equipment: EXEMPT refund mechanism
Unemployment compensation rate base: $13,000 $25,000
Unemployment compensation rate range: 0.05% -- 9.8% 0.4% -- 9.3%
Workers’ compensation, average rate per $100 $4.93 $8.11 


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