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 April 25, 2022 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 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 1 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 2 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 3 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 4 2022 Published ALE Housing Expense for a Family of 5
Adams County 1,354 1,591 1,676 1,869 1,899
Ashland County 1,399 1,644 1,732 1,931 1,962
Barron County 1,395 1,638 1,726 1,924 1,956
Bayfield County 1,417 1,665 1,754 1,956 1,987
Brown County 1,554 1,825 1,923 2,144 2,179
Buffalo County 1,487 1,746 1,840 2,052 2,085
Burnett County 1,336 1,570 1,654 1,844 1,874
Calumet County 1,563 1,836 1,935 2,158 2,192
Chippewa County 1,433 1,683 1,773 1,977 2,009
Clark County 1,357 1,593 1,679 1,872 1,902
Columbia County 1,618 1,900 2,002 2,232 2,268
Crawford County 1,384 1,626 1,713 1,910 1,941
Dane County 1,943 2,282 2,405 2,682 2,725
Dodge County 1,522 1,788 1,884 2,101 2,135
Door County 1,530 1,797 1,894 2,112 2,146
Douglas County 1,387 1,629 1,717 1,914 1,945
Dunn County 1,489 1,749 1,843 2,055 2,088
Eau Claire County 1,499 1,760 1,855 2,068 2,102
Florence County 1,328 1,559 1,643 1,832 1,862
Fond du Lac County 1,523 1,789 1,885 2,102 2,136
Forest County 1,267 1,488 1,568 1,748 1,777
Grant County 1,399 1,644 1,732 1,931 1,962
Green County 1,585 1,862 1,962 2,188 2,223
Green Lake County 1,391 1,633 1,721 1,919 1,950
Iowa County 1,604 1,884 1,985 2,213 2,249
Iron County 1,281 1,505 1,586 1,768 1,797
Jackson County 1,370 1,610 1,696 1,891 1,922
Jefferson County 1,652 1,940 2,044 2,279 2,316
Juneau County 1,397 1,641 1,729 1,928 1,959
Kenosha County 1,673 1,965 2,071 2,309 2,346
Kewaunee County 1,505 1,768 1,863 2,077 2,111
La Crosse County 1,579 1,854 1,954 2,179 2,214
Lafayette County 1,428 1,677 1,767 1,970 2,002
Langlade County 1,205 1,415 1,491 1,662 1,689
Lincoln County 1,362 1,600 1,686 1,880 1,910
Manitowoc County 1,325 1,556 1,640 1,829 1,858
Marathon County 1,444 1,696 1,787 1,993 2,025
Marinette County 1,269 1,490 1,570 1,751 1,779
Marquette County 1,408 1,654 1,743 1,943 1,975
Menominee County 1,357 1,593 1,679 1,872 1,902
Milwaukee County 1,620 1,903 2,005 2,236 2,272
Monroe County 1,460 1,715 1,807 2,015 2,047
Oconto County 1,435 1,685 1,776 1,980 2,012
Oneida County 1,411 1,657 1,746 1,947 1,978
Outagamie County 1,527 1,794 1,890 2,107 2,141
Ozaukee County 1,927 2,263 2,385 2,659 2,702
Pepin County 1,450 1,703 1,795 2,001 2,034
Pierce County 1,767 2,075 2,187 2,439 2,478
Polk County 1,535 1,803 1,900 2,119 2,153
Portage County 1,433 1,683 1,773 1,977 2,009
Price County 1,315 1,545 1,628 1,815 1,845
Racine County 1,647 1,934 2,038 2,272 2,309
Richland County 1,384 1,626 1,713 1,910 1,941
Rock County 1,452 1,705 1,797 2,004 2,036
Rusk County 1,252 1,471 1,550 1,728 1,756
St. Croix County 1,786 2,098 2,211 2,465 2,505
Sauk County 1,579 1,854 1,954 2,179 2,214
Sawyer County 1,379 1,620 1,707 1,903 1,934
Shawano County 1,344 1,578 1,663 1,854 1,884
Sheboygan County 1,436 1,686 1,777 1,981 2,013
Taylor County 1,399 1,643 1,731 1,930 1,961
Trempealeau County 1,517 1,781 1,877 2,093 2,127
Vernon County 1,429 1,678 1,768 1,971 2,003
Vilas County 1,387 1,628 1,716 1,913 1,944
Walworth County 1,658 1,947 2,052 2,288 2,325
Washburn County 1,348 1,583 1,668 1,860 1,890
Washington County 1,789 2,101 2,214 2,469 2,508
Waukesha County 1,951 2,291 2,414 2,692 2,735
Waupaca County 1,412 1,658 1,747 1,948 1,979
Waushara County 1,340 1,573 1,658 1,849 1,879
Winnebago County 1,473 1,730 1,823 2,033 2,065
Wood County 1,317 1,547 1,630 1,817 1,847