Can I file my Wisconsin sales and use tax return electronically?
Yes. You have three options available to electronic file your Wisconsin sales and use tax return:
My Tax Account is the Department of Revenue's (DOR) free online business tax service that allows businesses to access their accounts to view current account status, file and amend returns, file claims for refund, make payments, and manage and update account information. It's simple, secure and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. See
My Tax Account for more information.
File Transmission is a secure process that provides a direct electronic interface between your system and DOR. Retailers can simply upload their sales and use tax returns to an electronic file to transmit to DOR over the Internet. See
File Transmission for more information.
Sales TeleFile is an interactive voice response program that allows businesses to file Wisconsin sales and use tax returns using the telephone. The TeleFile program does not require a personal computer. See
Sales TeleFile for more information.
Can I make an electronic payment for the sales and use taxes I owe?
Yes. The DOR offers and accepts electronic funds transfer (EFT) as a payment method to pay your sales and use taxes using any of the electronic filing methods listed above.
Note: To be considered timely, an EFT ACH Debit sales/use tax payment must be initiated by 4:00 p.m. Central Time on the payment due date.
Am I required to file my sales and use tax return electronically?
Yes. The DOR requires all sales and use tax returns be filed electronically.
E-Filing requirement for additional information.
Applicable Laws and Rules
This document provides statements or interpretations of the following laws and regulations in effect as of October 10, 2019: Sections 77.51 and 77.58, Wis. Stats., and secs. Tax 1.12 and 11.01, Wis. Adm. Code.
Laws enacted and in effect after October 10, 2019, new administrative rules, and court decisions may change the interpretations in this document. Guidance issued prior to October 10, 2019, that is contrary to the information in this document is superseded by this document, pursuant to sec. 73.16(2)(a), Wis. Stats.
FOR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS CONTACT:
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Customer Service Bureau
PO Box 8949
Madison, WI 53708-8949
Phone: (608) 266-2776
Fax: (608) 327-0232
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