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People in Wisconsin should have to pay back taxes Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

In his recent 1,093-page budget, Governor Scott Walker has a provision that says certain taxpayers who have NOT paid their taxes for years — if the state knew of their underpayment but took no action — do NOT have to pay back these taxes.

In other words, the 61 new Department of Revenue employees who might discover these cheaters can take no action.

When we are looking for ways to keep our budget under control, our governor proposes that we let this windfall of back taxes go out the window. This is hypocritical of our governor to take it out on teachers, nurses, and schools, but let the tax cheaters go scott free.

Most of the people of Wisconsin, I think, will understand and approve of provisions in the budget that are fair. This is not fair. Tax cheaters should pay what they owe.

Anne Nahn, Middleton