Wisconsin Workers and Small Businesses Have an Easier Tax Day Thanks to Ron Johnson

OSHKOSH  – The Ron Johnson for Senate campaign issued the following statement on Tax Day:

“Workers and businesses all across Wisconsin have an easier Tax Day thanks to Ron Johnson. In 2017, despite heavy opposition, Senator Johnson fought hard to make sure small businesses weren’t left behind under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Thanks to him, mom and pop storefronts remained competitive against large corporations and had the capital to grow their businesses, create jobs, and help survive the pandemic.

Such relief is sorely needed. Wisconsinites are suffering from the Democrats’ inflation tax, especially middle-income workers and seniors, and Democrats want to repeal the tax relief Senator Johnson secured and raise taxes even further to pay for their extreme agenda. Wisconsin voters deserve a senator like Ron who will fight for them instead of a Democrat who will fight for radical, harmful policies.” — Jake Wilkins, Ron Johnson for Senate campaign spokesperson.

Fast Facts on Ron Johnson’s Tax Cut Record

  • Senator Johnson helped pass the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which: 
    • Gave Wisconsinites in every income group a tax cut.
    • Relieved 82,060 Wisconsin households of the individual mandate tax.
    • Benefited 1.9 million Wisconsin households by doubling the standard deduction.
  • In the 2017 law, Senator Johnson championed tax relief for the approximately 95% of U.S. businesses that identify pass-through entities so they could stay competitive with large corporations.
  • In 2019, 21 million filers benefited from the tax relief provisions Senator Johnson secured, up from 18 million in 2018.

Learn more about the senator’s efforts surrounding the 2017 tax cuts in his post on wisfacts.com.