About Us

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue:

  • Administers the state's major tax laws, including the collection of individual income taxes, sales taxes, corporate income taxes and excise taxes
  • Assists local governments in property assessmen​t and financial management
  • Administers programs that provide state financial aid to local governments
  • Estimates state revenues and forecasts state economic activity
  • Helps formulate state tax policy
  • Administers the Wisconsin Lottery, which provides property tax relief for homeowners
  • Administers the Unclaimed Property program for property that becomes unclaimed or abandoned after a period of time

Our mission:

Strengthen Wisconsin through fair tax and lottery administration, while educating and serving the public, our customers, and communities.