(7/25/13) If you think you'll get an automatic pay raise right now from the new state income tax cut – you're wrong.
State officials say they will not change the amounts that employers should withhold from paychecks to reflect the 650-million-dollar statewide tax cut in the new state budget. Instead, the cut will be reflected in the tax tables that you'll see with your 2013 income tax return you'll file early next year. The only way you can get the benefit now is to ask your employer to change to the next-lowest withholding level. Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says the average person has too much withheld anyway – up to 25-percent too much in some cases.