Richest Woman in Wis. Owed No State Taxes in 2010

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) -- A Beloit billionaire who is Gov. Scott Walker's largest campaign donor owed no state taxes in 2010 because of a change in her corporation's structure.

State Department of Revenue records show Diane Hendricks' tax obligation dropped from $2.2 million in 2009 to zero in 2010.

Hendricks owns ABC Supply Inc., the nation's largest wholesale distributor of roofing, windows and siding. Records show Hendricks had a seven-figure tax bill in four of the previous five years.

Hendricks is a financial supporter of conservative causes and has given Walker's campaign more than $500,000. ABC Supply's tax director Scott Bianchini says the company changed its structure so the profits and the tax obligations stay with the company, not with Hendricks.

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