Wisconsin - Local Standards: Housing and Utilities

Disclaimer: IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on March 25, 2019 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense information for use in bankruptcy calculations can be found on the website for the U.S. Trustee Program.

The housing and utilities standards are derived from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and are provided by state down to the county level. The standard for a particular county and family size includes both housing and utilities allowed for a taxpayer's primary place of residence. Generally, the total number of persons allowed for determining family size should be the same as those allowed as exemptions on the taxpayer's most recent year income tax return.

Housing and utilities standards include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, cable television, and internet service. The tables include five categories for one, two, three, four, and five or more persons in a household.

The taxpayer is allowed the standard amount, or the amount actually spent on housing and utilities, whichever is less. If the amount claimed is more than the total allowed by the housing and utilities standards, the taxpayer must provide documentation to substantiate those expenses are necessary living expenses.

Maximum Monthly Allowance

County 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5

Adams County

1,212

1,424

1,500

1,673

1,700

Ashland County

1,210

1,421

1,497

1,669

1,696

Barron County

1,226

1,440

1,517

1,691

1,719

Bayfield County

1,252

1,470

1,549

1,727

1,755

Brown County

1,367

1,606

1,692

1,887

1,917

Buffalo County

1,274

1,497

1,577

1,758

1,787

Burnett County

1,193

1,401

1,476

1,646

1,672

Calumet County

1,397

1,641

1,729

1,928

1,959

Chippewa County

1,276

1,498

1,579

1,761

1,789

Clark County

1,186

1,393

1,468

1,637

1,663

Columbia County

1,451

1,704

1,796

2,003

2,035

Crawford County

1,210

1,422

1,498

1,670

1,697

Dane County

1,710

2,008

2,116

2,359

2,397

Dodge County

1,354

1,591

1,676

1,869

1,899

Door County

1,369

1,608

1,694

1,889

1,919

Douglas County

1,253

1,472

1,551

1,729

1,757

Dunn County

1,353

1,589

1,674

1,867

1,897

Eau Claire County

1,320

1,551

1,634

1,822

1,851

Florence County

1,219

1,432

1,509

1,683

1,710

Fond du Lac County

1,345

1,579

1,664

1,855

1,885

Forest County

1,147

1,348

1,420

1,583

1,609

Grant County

1,250

1,468

1,547

1,725

1,753

Green County

1,405

1,650

1,739

1,939

1,970

Green Lake County

1,230

1,444

1,522

1,697

1,724

Iowa County

1,450

1,703

1,794

2,000

2,033

Iron County

1,090

1,280

1,349

1,504

1,528

Jackson County

1,237

1,453

1,531

1,707

1,735

Jefferson County

1,462

1,717

1,809

2,017

2,050

Juneau County

1,226

1,440

1,517

1,691

1,719

Kenosha County

1,521

1,786

1,882

2,098

2,132

Kewaunee County

1,353

1,590

1,675

1,868

1,898

La Crosse County

1,392

1,635

1,723

1,921

1,952

Lafayette County

1,275

1,498

1,578

1,759

1,788

Langlade County

1,087

1,276

1,345

1,500

1,524

Lincoln County

1,201

1,411

1,487

1,658

1,685

Manitowoc County

1,186

1,393

1,468

1,637

1,663

Marathon County

1,290

1,516

1,597

1,781

1,809

Marinette County

1,126

1,322

1,393

1,553

1,578

Marquette County

1,225

1,439

1,516

1,690

1,718

Menominee County

1,142

1,341

1,413

1,575

1,601

Milwaukee County

1,465

1,721

1,813

2,021

2,054

Monroe County

1,280

1,503

1,584

1,766

1,795

Oconto County

1,310

1,538

1,621

1,807

1,837

Oneida County

1,231

1,446

1,524

1,699

1,727

Outagamie County

1,378

1,618

1,705

1,901

1,932

Ozaukee County

1,735

2,038

2,147

2,394

2,433

Pepin County

1,295

1,521

1,603

1,787

1,816

Pierce County

1,613

1,894

1,996

2,226

2,261

Polk County

1,366

1,604

1,690

1,884

1,915

Portage County

1,282

1,506

1,587

1,770

1,798

Price County

1,178

1,384

1,458

1,626

1,652

Racine County

1,458

1,713

1,805

2,013

2,045

Richland County

1,237

1,453

1,531

1,707

1,735

Rock County

1,283

1,507

1,588

1,771

1,799

Rusk County

1,109

1,302

1,372

1,530

1,554

St. Croix County

1,604

1,884

1,985

2,213

2,249

Sauk County

1,388

1,630

1,718

1,916

1,946

Sawyer County

1,200

1,409

1,485

1,656

1,683

Shawano County

1,242

1,459

1,537

1,714

1,741

Sheboygan County

1,289

1,514

1,595

1,778

1,807

Taylor County

1,255

1,474

1,553

1,732

1,760

Trempealeau County

1,329

1,561

1,645

1,834

1,864

Vernon County

1,285

1,509

1,590

1,773

1,801

Vilas County

1,258

1,478

1,557

1,736

1,764

Walworth County

1,526

1,792

1,888

2,105

2,139

Washburn County

1,199

1,408

1,484

1,655

1,681

Washington County

1,587

1,864

1,964

2,190

2,225

Waukesha County

1,746

2,051

2,161

2,410

2,448

Waupaca County

1,248

1,465

1,544

1,722

1,749

Waushara County

1,217

1,429

1,506

1,679

1,706

Winnebago County

1,329

1,561

1,645

1,834

1,864

Wood County

1,172

1,377

1,451

1,618

1,644


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