About My Tax Account

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  1. What is My Tax Account?

  2. What taxes can I file and pay?

  3. System Requirements & Security
    3.1. System Requirements
    3.2. Security

  4. MTA Logon IDs & Passwords
    4.1. MTA Logon ID
          4.1.1. Forgot MTA Logon ID?
          4.1.2. Forgot Password?
    4.2. Using WAMS Logon ID
    4.3. Using your WAMS ID for other State Applications

  5. Getting Started

    1. What is My Tax Account?

      My Tax Account (MTA) is the free online business tax system for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue that allows you to view current account status, file and amend returns, make payments, remit wage attachment payments, and manage and update account information. It's simple, secure and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

      You can bookmark the My Tax Account web page by using your web browser's bookmark or favorites option.

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    2. What taxes can I file and pay?

      You can file the tax returns and make payments for the following tax types:

      • Ambulatory Surgical Center Assessment
      • Business Tax Registration Renewal Fee (Pay Only)
      • Buyers Claim for Refund (if previously filed)
      • Corporate Income and Estimated Tax (Pay Only)
      • Composite Return for Nonresident S-Corp Shareholders
      • Dry Cleaning Facility and Solvent Fees
      • Employer Withholding Tax
      • Fermented Malt Beverage and Liquor, Cider, and Wine Tax
      • Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax (Pay Only)
      • Local Exposition Tax
      • Motor Fuel Tax
      • Occasional Consumer Use (Pay Only)
      • Pass-Through Withholding and Estimated Tax
      • Partnership Income and Estimated Tax (Pay Only)
      • Composite Return for Nonresident Partners
      • Police and Fire Protection Fee
      • Premier Resort Area Tax
      • Real Estate Transfer Fee (Pay Only)
      • Rental Vehicle Fee
      • Sales and Use Tax
      • Tax Incremental Financing
      • Utility Tax (Pay Only)
      • Wage Attachment Payments

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    3. System Requirements & Security

      3.1 System Requirements

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      Disable any local settings, utilities, or browser settings that auto-fill or auto-complete fields in your browser.

      To view and print My Tax Account documents, you must have:

      Note: There is no charge to upgrade or download these programs to your computer.

      3.2. Security

      The security of your data is of utmost importance to us. There are multiple layers of security within My Tax Account to protect your data. All information transferred to or from your computer is done over a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) from your browser.

      You can help maintain this security by doing the following:

      • Do not provide your logon ID or password to anyone else.
      • Change your password regularly.
      • After completing your transactions, always log off and close your web browser.

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    4. MTA Logon IDs & Passwords

      4.1 MTA Logon ID

      Each user will create a logon ID and password during the registration process.

      • The logon ID must be between 5-20 characters.
      • The password must be between 7-20 characters and must contain a combination of letters and numbers.
      • Passwords are case sensitive and cannot contain your logon Id.

      Go to Getting Started for step-by-step instructions on how to register with My Tax Account, or go to My Tax Account to New User? Register Now.

      4.1.1 Forgot MTA Logon ID?

      If you are a current user and have forgotten your logon ID, click Forgot your logon id? on the login page. You must enter your email address and answer your secret question to retrieve your logon ID.

      Your logon ID will be sent to your email address. If you no longer have access to the email address in your profile, contact us at (608) 261-5338.

      4.1.2 Forgot Password?

      If you are a current user and have forgotten your password, click Forgot your password? on the login page. You must enter your logon ID and answer your secret question to create a new password.

      You will be emailed an authorization code to use the next time you log in to My Tax Account. If you no longer have access to the email address in your profile, contact us at (608) 261-5338.

      4.2 Using WAMS Logon ID

      If you had a WAMS ID and used My Tax Account before June 6, 2011 you will use the same logon information the first time you log in to My Tax Account.

      • You will be prompted to create a secret question and confirm your name and email address. This is now your My Tax Account ID that you will use only to log in to My Tax Account.

      Note: Any changes made to your My Tax Account ID and password will not affect your WAMS ID and password, and vice versa. You will continue to access other State of Wisconsin applications with your WAMS ID.

      4.3 Using your WAMS ID for other State Applications

      You still need a WAMS ID to use the following Department of Revenue applications:

      • M-P Forms, Manufacturing Personal Property
      • M-R Forms, Manufacturing Real Estate
      • M-L Forms, Leased, Rented, or Loaned Personal Property
      • Real Estate Transfer - Assessor & Government Office Access
      • Secure File Transfer Protocol for Tax Refund intercept Program (TRIP) debtor files

      Changing your WAMS ID to a My Tax Account ID does not eliminate the WAMS ID. Your WAMS ID can be used with applications at the following State of Wisconsin agencies:

      • Department of Transportation
      • Department of Health and Family Services
      • Department of Natural Resources
      • Department of Public Instruction
      • Department of Workforce Development

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    5. Getting Started

      If you already have a MTA or WAMS logon ID, please go to My Tax Account to logon and begin accessing your tax accounts.

      If you do not have a MTA or WAMS logon ID, you can access Getting Started for step-by-step instructions on how to register with My Tax Account, or go to My Tax Account to Register Now.

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    FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

    WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
    Customer Service Bureau
    PO Box 8949, MS 5-77
    Madison, WI 53708-8949
    Phone: (608) 261-5338
    Fax: (608) 267-1030
    Email additional questions to DORMyTaxAccountHelp@revenue.wi.gov

December 18, 2014