There’s nothing like the threat of public humiliation to get people to pay their back taxes – or so hopes the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, at least.
From the front page of today’s Wisconsin State Journal:
More than 7,250 delinquent taxpayers got especially bleak news this week, when letters were sent out notifying them their names are about to be posted on the department’s upcoming “Web site of shame.”
The Web site will list the names, address and amount owed for all individual and corporate taxpayers who owe more than $25,00 in back taxes. . .
The site goes live on January 2nd at http://www.dor.state.wi.us.