Minn. Gets $59M Tax-Reciprocity Payment From Wis.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wisconsin has settled an old tax-reciprocity debt owed to Minnesota.

The Minnesota Department of Revenue said Tuesday that Minnesota has received a payment of $59.7 million from Wisconsin under the former reciprocity agreement between the two states.

Under the agreement, taxpayers who lived in one state but worked in the other could file a single income-tax return. The agreement called for the states to reimburse each other, but Wisconsin always ended up owing Minnesota because more Wisconsin residents used the arrangement.

The Wisconsin Legislature approved the payment as part of the state budget. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans a news conference Wednesday in Hudson to discuss the payment.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton thanked Walker for making the payment. Dayton believes residents of both states would benefit from a new agreement.

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  • Jake

    THANK YOU, Governor Walker, for paying your obligations to this state, and for trying to do the RIGHT THING.


    IT’s about time how long have they owed us this money ? I’m serprised the cheesy gov didn’t wait until he was about to leave office. Walker still needs to be impeached!

    • john st.paul

      The last Governor owed that money and he was a Democrat, so be mad at him.

  • john st.paul

    if he was a democrat he would of not payed. Thank you for being a great republican, wish our clueless Governor would do his job.

    • P SMITH

      thats a oxy -moron if i ever heard one ……………..great republican what drugs are you no must be great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Jon

        P Smith, do you ever back up any of your statements or just throw your ass-hat into the breeze?

  • common sence

    He did it because he balance his state Budget unlike our booze hound . Go figure all of the New Republican gov. balanced there budgets on time without raising taxes..


    Governor Walker, A man with Integrity. Our Governor could learn alot form him.

  • Thanks WI

    let’s subtract this repayment from Dayton’s bottom line right off the bat. Honestly, I never thought we’d see this money. I thought they would repay, someday, in cheese and beer.

  • concerned citizen

    and now our poor leaders will split the money between them and take another holiday business as usall in mn

  • Ted

    Walker must have got the money from those millionare teachers.

  • Alfred

    Dayton will take payment in beer and cheese.

  • Ashamed of mankind

    TEd is funny…

  • George Washington

    Liberals are licking their chops. They can’t wait to find ways to spend it.

  • Rico Suave rides!

    It’s a lot easier to pay your bills when you’re not blowing half your budget on a bunch of dead weight (union public employees). Dayton should try it for MN. We’d have money to burn. Stay thirsty my friends.

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