The income tax in Oconto, Wisconsin is a tax imposed on all of the income earned or received by a person or corporation during a given year. Under federal law, almost any type of income can be taxed. The federal government has the power to impose an income tax thanks to the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, enacted in 1916 after the Supreme Court had, on more than one occasion, found a federal income tax to be unconstitutional. Of course, before and after the creation of the federal income tax, states, including Wisconsin were free to impose income taxes of their own.

While the federal income tax applies to everybody in the United States, the income taxes imposed by individual states vary widely, and some states have no income tax at all. You should consult with an Oconto, Wisconsin tax attorney or accountant to find out if your state is one of them.

Income Tax Deductions in Oconto, Wisconsin

A tax deduction is a reduction in your taxable income. For example, if a person makes ,000 per year, and receives a ,000 tax deduction, they will only have to pay taxes on the remaining ,000.

This should not be conflated with a tax credit, which is a reduction in one's tax bill. A tax credit normally results in a greater reduction in tax liability than a deduction in the same amount.

Under federal law, many expenses in Oconto are tax-deductible, including interest paid on a mortgage, charitable contributions, the cost of tax advice, and union or professional dues, among many others.

How Can A Oconto, Wisconsin Tax Attorney Help?

Income tax laws can get quite complex, especially when large amounts of money from multiple sources are involved. It would not be a bad idea to call an Oconto, Wisconsin tax attorney to avoid the consequences of under-paying, and to prevent you from over-paying.