Manufacturing M-Forms - Attachments

  1. What are attachments?

  2. Do I need an attachment?

  3. How do I make additional information/documents ready to use as an attachment?

  4. How do I attach additional information/documents when I electronically file (e-file)?

  5. Is there a size limit for an attachment?

  6. My attachment is too large to send electronically. Can I still e-file?

  1. What are attachments?

    Attachments are additional information/documents the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) may request when you file your Manufacturing Forms (M-Forms).

  2. Do I need an attachment?

    When you e-file, only certain schedules and/or questions need additional information (ex: appraisal, sketch, asset listing or other document).

  3. How do I make additional information/documents ready to use as an attachment?

    • For electronic documents - save the document in one of the following acceptable file formats: PDF, TIF, JPG, BMP, Microsoft Word or Excel
    • For non-electronic documents - create an electronic file by scanning the document, then save the scanned document in one of the following acceptable formats: PDF, TIF, JPG, BMP, Microsoft Word or Excel

  4. How do I attach additional information/documents when I e-file?

    1.  In Adobe Reader, click the "paperclip" symbol
    2.  Click the "Add a new attachment" symbol
    3. Locate your document in the "Add Files" window that appears
    4. Double click the file you would like to attach
    5. If you successfully attached the file, it will appear at the top of the attachment window
    6. Repeat this process if you have more than one document to attach

  5. Is there a size limit for an attachment?

    • Yes. DOR cannot receive more than 16 MB of data attached to a single e-filed return
    • 16MB maximum is the total combined size for all attachments
    • Large attachments can take a long time to electronically submit and can be disrupted
    • If a disruption happens and you do not get your confirmation number, you must resubmit your return

    Note: It is best to use a PDF file format since it is generally smaller in size

  6. My attachment is too large to send electronically. Can I still e-file?

    Yes. Remove the attachment from your M-Form and submit the return without the attachment. After you electronically file your M-Form, submit your documents by email, fax or mail to the Manufacturing & Utility Bureau District Office in your area.

For more information, contact the DOR Manufacturing & Utility Bureau District Office in your area.

November 16, 2017