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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 26, 2018 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 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5
Adams County 1,202 1,412 1,488 1,659 1,686
Ashland County 1,175 1,380 1,454 1,621 1,647
Barron County 1,213 1,424 1,501 1,674 1,701
Bayfield County 1,247 1,464 1,543 1,720 1,748
Brown County 1,356 1,592 1,678 1,871 1,901
Buffalo County 1,309 1,537 1,620 1,806 1,835
Burnett County 1,200 1,409 1,485 1,656 1,683
Calumet County 1,398 1,642 1,730 1,929 1,960
Chippewa County 1,262 1,482 1,562 1,742 1,770
Clark County 1,165 1,368 1,442 1,608 1,634
Columbia County 1,450 1,703 1,794 2,000 2,033
Crawford County 1,205 1,415 1,491 1,662 1,689
Dane County 1,699 1,996 2,103 2,345 2,383
Dodge County 1,354 1,591 1,676 1,869 1,899
Door County 1,340 1,573 1,658 1,849 1,879
Douglas County 1,244 1,461 1,540 1,717 1,745
Dunn County 1,365 1,603 1,689 1,883 1,914
Eau Claire County 1,304 1,532 1,614 1,800 1,829
Florence County 1,256 1,476 1,555 1,734 1,762
Fond du Lac County 1,336 1,569 1,653 1,843 1,873
Forest County 1,144 1,344 1,416 1,579 1,604
Grant County 1,245 1,462 1,541 1,718 1,746
Green County 1,409 1,655 1,744 1,945 1,976
Green Lake County 1,219 1,432 1,509 1,683 1,710
Iowa County 1,444 1,696 1,787 1,993 2,025
Iron County 1,079 1,268 1,336 1,490 1,514
Jackson County 1,221 1,434 1,511 1,685 1,712
Jefferson County 1,461 1,716 1,808 2,016 2,048
Juneau County 1,221 1,434 1,511 1,685 1,712
Kenosha County 1,520 1,785 1,881 2,097 2,131
Kewaunee County 1,328 1,560 1,644 1,833 1,863
La Crosse County 1,376 1,616 1,703 1,899 1,929
Lafayette County 1,269 1,490 1,570 1,751 1,779
Langlade County 1,090 1,280 1,349 1,504 1,528
Lincoln County 1,214 1,425 1,502 1,675 1,702
Manitowoc County 1,207 1,418 1,494 1,666 1,693
Marathon County 1,298 1,525 1,607 1,792 1,821
Marinette County 1,125 1,321 1,392 1,552 1,577
Marquette County 1,219 1,432 1,509 1,683 1,710
Menominee County 1,109 1,302 1,372 1,530 1,554
Milwaukee County 1,469 1,725 1,818 2,027 2,060
Monroe County 1,256 1,476 1,555 1,734 1,762
Oconto County 1,292 1,517 1,599 1,783 1,812
Oneida County 1,237 1,453 1,531 1,707 1,735
Outagamie County 1,387 1,628 1,716 1,913 1,944
Ozaukee County 1,702 2,000 2,107 2,349 2,387
Pepin County 1,293 1,518 1,600 1,784 1,813
Pierce County 1,631 1,916 2,019 2,251 2,288
Polk County 1,366 1,605 1,691 1,885 1,916
Portage County 1,281 1,505 1,586 1,768 1,797
Price County 1,180 1,386 1,461 1,629 1,655
Racine County 1,455 1,709 1,801 2,008 2,041
Richland County 1,224 1,438 1,515 1,689 1,716
Rock County 1,290 1,516 1,597 1,781 1,809
Rusk County 1,117 1,312 1,383 1,542 1,567
St. Croix County 1,600 1,879 1,980 2,208 2,243
Sauk County 1,360 1,597 1,683 1,877 1,907
Sawyer County 1,201 1,411 1,487 1,658 1,685
Shawano County 1,231 1,446 1,524 1,699 1,727
Sheboygan County 1,294 1,519 1,601 1,785 1,814
Taylor County 1,242 1,459 1,537 1,714 1,741
Trempealeau County 1,311 1,539 1,622 1,809 1,838
Vernon County 1,272 1,494 1,574 1,755 1,783
Vilas County 1,272 1,494 1,574 1,755 1,783
Walworth County 1,532 1,799 1,896 2,114 2,148
Washburn County 1,197 1,406 1,482 1,652 1,679
Washington County 1,578 1,853 1,953 2,178 2,213
Waukesha County 1,735 2,038 2,147 2,394 2,433
Waupaca County 1,240 1,457 1,535 1,712 1,739
Waushara County 1,223 1,437 1,514 1,688 1,715
Winnebago County 1,320 1,551 1,634 1,822 1,851
Wood County 1,160 1,363 1,436 1,601 1,627

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