Identity and refund theft are on the rise. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue is safeguarding you and your refund from identity theft, fraud and errors. If we suspect someone is trying to steal your identity or commit fraud for your tax refund, or there’s an error, we will:
- Notify you by mail
- Ask you to verify your identity
How long does it take to get my refund?
- If filed electronically, most refunds are issued in less than three weeks
- Filing a paper return could delay your refund
- Our strong fraud and error safeguards could delay some returns up to 12 weeks