Police and Fire Protection Fee (PFPF) Registration Information

  1. Register with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR)
  2. Sign Up for My Tax Account
  3. Add Access to Your PFPF Account in My Tax Account
    3.1 Business Owners or Employees
    3.2 Third Party Preparers

  1. Register with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR)

    Every communications provider and retailer required to impose the Police and Fire Protection Fee (PFPF) must register with DOR.

    To register for a Police and Fire Protection Fee account:

    Using our online application, you have the following options:

    You are registering for the first time-

    • You need to apply for a seller's permit.
    • In step "Add Information about Business Locations/Other Taxes," select "Yes" to indicate you do sell prepaid wireless communication plans, such as phone cards for prepaid wireless communications plans, and/or voice communications services with an assigned telephone number.

    You are already registered and have a seller's permit-

    • Select "Other Business Taxes" for the permits that you need.
    • In step "Add Information about Business Locations/Other Taxes," select "Yes" to indicate you do sell prepaid wireless communication plans and/or voice communications services with an assigned telephone number.

    If you complete the online application, the PFPF account information will be provided to you within two business days. If you submit a paper request, it will be provided within seven to ten business days.

  2. Sign Up for My Tax Account

    After you have registered for the Police and Fire Protection Fee (PFPF), you must file and pay the fee using My Tax Account.

    My Tax Account is DOR's free online business tax system that allows you to view current account status, file and amend return, make payments, and manage and update account information. It's simple, secure and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Step-by-step instructions on how to register for My Tax Account are available at Getting Started With My Tax Account.

  3. Add Access to Your PFPF Account in My Tax Account

    3.1 Business Owners or Employees

    If you are already registered for My Tax Account and need to add access to your PFPF account:

    • Log in to My Tax Account.
    • Select "Add Access to an Account" from your homepage.
    • Select "Business Tax Accounts."
    • Select "Police and Fire Protection Fee" (as shown below).
    • If you have previously filed a return, on Line 2a enter the Total Amount Due (Line 12 on Form PFP-100) from one of the last three filed returns.
    • If you have never filed a return, on Line 2b enter the Letter Id from the Business Tax Registration Greeting Letter (LXXXXXXXXXX).
    • Click "Submit" and the PFPF account will be listed immediately on your homepage.

    Business Tax Account

    3.2 Third Party Preparers

    If you are a third party preparer already registered in My Tax Account, you can report and remit the Police and Fire Protection Fee for your clients.

    To add access to your client's PFPF account:

    • Log in to My Tax Account.
    • Select "Add 3rd Party Account Access."
    • Select either "Client is registered for My Tax Account" or "Client is NOT registered for My Tax Account" (as shown below).
    • Enter the required information and "Submit."
    • If the client is not registered for My Tax Account, the PFPF account will be immediately listed on your homepage, under the Third Party Accounts tab.
    • If the client is registered for My Tax Account, a request will be sent to your client for their approval. Once approved, the account will be listed on your homepage, under the Third Party Accounts tab.

    3rd Party Account Access

    For more information on using My Tax Account, go to revenue.wi.gov/faqs/my_tax_account/using_mta.html.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Customer Service Bureau
P.O. Box 8949
Madison, WI 53708-8949
Phone: (608) 266-2776
Fax: (608) 267-1030
Email Additional Questions

Last updated December 13, 2013