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 30, 2020 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 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5
Adams County 1,218 1,430 1,507 1,680 1,707
Ashland County 1,254 1,473 1,552 1,730 1,758
Barron County 1,250 1,468 1,547 1,725 1,753
Bayfield County 1,294 1,520 1,602 1,786 1,815
Brown County 1,409 1,655 1,744 1,945 1,976
Buffalo County 1,310 1,538 1,621 1,807 1,837
Burnett County 1,227 1,442 1,519 1,694 1,721
Calumet County 1,420 1,667 1,757 1,959 1,991
Chippewa County 1,290 1,516 1,597 1,781 1,809
Clark County 1,228 1,442 1,520 1,695 1,722
Columbia County 1,488 1,747 1,841 2,053 2,086
Crawford County 1,235 1,450 1,528 1,704 1,731
Dane County 1,759 2,066 2,177 2,427 2,467
Dodge County 1,377 1,617 1,704 1,900 1,931
Door County 1,387 1,629 1,717 1,914 1,945
Douglas County 1,271 1,493 1,573 1,754 1,782
Dunn County 1,374 1,613 1,700 1,896 1,926
Eau Claire County 1,360 1,597 1,683 1,877 1,907
Florence County 1,235 1,451 1,529 1,705 1,732
Fond du Lac County 1,375 1,615 1,702 1,898 1,928
Forest County 1,162 1,365 1,438 1,603 1,629
Grant County 1,293 1,518 1,600 1,784 1,813
Green County 1,446 1,699 1,790 1,996 2,028
Green Lake County 1,270 1,492 1,572 1,753 1,781
Iowa County 1,464 1,720 1,812 2,020 2,053
Iron County 1,127 1,324 1,395 1,555 1,581
Jackson County 1,278 1,501 1,582 1,764 1,792
Jefferson County 1,498 1,759 1,854 2,067 2,101
Juneau County 1,259 1,479 1,558 1,737 1,765
Kenosha County 1,550 1,820 1,918 2,139 2,173
Kewaunee County 1,367 1,606 1,692 1,887 1,917
La Crosse County 1,428 1,677 1,767 1,970 2,002
Lafayette County 1,315 1,545 1,628 1,815 1,845
Langlade County 1,109 1,302 1,372 1,530 1,554
Lincoln County 1,237 1,453 1,531 1,707 1,735
Manitowoc County 1,205 1,415 1,491 1,662 1,689
Marathon County 1,319 1,550 1,633 1,821 1,850
Marinette County 1,143 1,342 1,414 1,577 1,602
Marquette County 1,259 1,479 1,558 1,737 1,765
Menominee County 1,190 1,398 1,473 1,642 1,669
Milwaukee County 1,489 1,749 1,843 2,055 2,088
Monroe County 1,321 1,552 1,635 1,823 1,852
Oconto County 1,319 1,550 1,633 1,821 1,850
Oneida County 1,253 1,472 1,551 1,729 1,757
Outagamie County 1,395 1,638 1,726 1,924 1,956
Ozaukee County 1,764 2,072 2,183 2,434 2,473
Pepin County 1,303 1,531 1,613 1,798 1,828
Pierce County 1,635 1,920 2,023 2,256 2,292
Polk County 1,392 1,635 1,723 1,921 1,952
Portage County 1,314 1,543 1,626 1,813 1,842
Price County 1,206 1,417 1,493 1,665 1,692
Racine County 1,490 1,750 1,844 2,056 2,089
Richland County 1,263 1,483 1,563 1,743 1,771
Rock County 1,310 1,538 1,621 1,807 1,837
Rusk County 1,147 1,348 1,420 1,583 1,609
Sauk County 1,435 1,685 1,776 1,980 2,012
Sawyer County 1,228 1,442 1,520 1,695 1,722
Shawano County 1,248 1,466 1,545 1,723 1,750
Sheboygan County 1,310 1,538 1,621 1,807 1,837
St. Croix County 1,633 1,918 2,021 2,253 2,290
Taylor County 1,273 1,496 1,576 1,757 1,786
Trempealeau County 1,375 1,615 1,702 1,898 1,928
Vernon County 1,299 1,526 1,608 1,793 1,822
Vilas County 1,278 1,501 1,582 1,764 1,792
Walworth County 1,538 1,806 1,903 2,122 2,156
Washburn County 1,227 1,442 1,519 1,694 1,721
Washington County 1,614 1,896 1,998 2,228 2,264
Waukesha County 1,786 2,097 2,210 2,464 2,504
Waupaca County 1,270 1,492 1,572 1,753 1,781
Waushara County 1,228 1,442 1,520 1,695 1,722
Winnebago County 1,353 1,589 1,674 1,867 1,897
Wood County 1,206 1,417 1,493 1,665 1,692