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 $257 Million in Income Tax Relief Coming Your Way!


 
The dramatic increase in online purchases during the last 6-8 months is going to lead to income tax relief for every taxpayer.
 
Under Governor Walker, Republicans passed a law requiring that online sales tax collections be translated into income tax cuts. Under Governor Evers, Republicans ensured that the income cuts be focused on lower incomes, but available to everyone. In the last 12 months, Wisconsin collected over $257 million in online sales taxes, an increase of 300% from the year before. Every single dollar of that increase goes into income tax relief.
 
Under the law, the lowest two income tax brackets will decrease to 3.54% and 4.65%, respectively. Because Wisconsin income taxes are paid on a graduated level, every taxpayer will see this relief. Joint taxpayers making $31,910 or above will see about $178 in income tax cuts!

Online Hunters Education

 

  
Students of all ages can earn their Wisconsin Hunter Education Safety Certification through a single, online-only hunter education course being offered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
 
This temporary change allows those under the age of 18 to take an online-only course from October 15 through December 31, 2020. Completion of an in-person field day will not be required.
 
Traditional hunter education courses will remain available, and anyone, of any age, can continue to take the traditional hunter education course. The blended hunter internet field day course will also continue to be offered for students of all ages. Online-only hunter education remains an option for adults.
 
More information on hunter education can be found on DNR’s Safety Education webpage

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

 
Drug Take Back - October 24, 2020
 
  
The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) will coordinate a Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative throughout Wisconsin. The Prescription Drug Take-Back Day goal is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal of prescription medications, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications. Unused prescription medications in homes create a public health and safety concern, because they can be accidentally ingested, stolen, misused, and abused.  
 
On Saturday, October 24, 2020, participating law enforcement agencies can host one or more collection sites at locations and times of their choosing. Law Enforcement agencies do not need to host a take-back event in order to participate in this program. Agencies offering a permanent drug drop box can turn over the collected drugs to DOJ for disposal.
 
Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, inhalers, creams, vials and pet medications.
 
Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), mercury thermometers, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc...), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas).
 
Click here to search for a prescription drug take-back location near you.

COVID-19 Grants Available


An additional $50 million of "We’re All In" Grants are available. The application period is open, and will close at 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2. The grants are available to all eligible small businesses, including those that have previously received the first round of We’re All In Grants from WEDC. Priority will be given to businesses hardest hit by the pandemic, such as restaurants and taverns, hair and nail salons and barber shops, and other services. The grants will be administered by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue in partnership with WEDC. Learn more about the program and apply at www.revenue.wi.gov.

Additional Grants Available:

  • COVID-19 Out-of-School Support Grant Program: Grants totaling up to $10 million available.
    • Application deadline: October 21, 2:00pm
    • Assists Wisconsin organizations who provide care to school-aged kids during the pandemic. Grant details and application is available here.
  • COVID-19 Movie Theater Grant Program: Grants totaling up to $10 million available.
    • Application deadline: October 26, 2:00pm
    • Aids Wisconsin movie theater owners and operators whose operations have been negatively affected by COVID-19. Grant details and application is available here.
  • COVID-19 Lodging Property Grant Program: Grants totaling up to $20 million available.
    • Application deadline: October 26, 2:00pm
    • Support Wisconsin hotel and lodging facility owners whose businesses have been affected by COVID-19. Grant details and application is available here.
  • COVID-19 Live Music and Entertainment Venue Grant Program: Grants totaling up to $15 million available.
    • Application deadline: October 28, 2:00pm
    • Assists Wisconsin’s live music and entertainment venues and operators whose operations have been negatively affected by COVID-19. Grant details and application is available here.


 

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Issue 199
October 23rd, 2020

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608.266.1832

State Senator Van
Wanggaard
21st Senate District 

Wisconsin State Capitol 
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, Wisconsin 53707
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