2007 Wisconsin Act 20 expanded individuals qualified for Internet posting. On January 4, 2008 the delinquent taxpayer list was updated to include delinquent taxpayers who owe:
- More than $5,000, including tax, interest, penalty, fees, and costs, and
- The amount is unpaid more than 90 days after all appeal rights have expired
The department mails warning letters to new taxpayers meeting the above criteria for Internet posting on a quarterly basis.
2009 Wisconsin Act 28 added a posting requirement for revoked sellers. Effective October 1, 2009, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue is required by section 73.03(64), Wis. Stats., to post information about delinquent taxpayers on the Internet if they have had a sellers permit revoked and have an outstanding delinquent balance.
The department will not post the accounts of taxpayers who have:
- Entered into a valid payment plan,
- Submitted a complete Petition for Compromise, or
- Filed for bankruptcy
- In addition, revoked sellers who have been out of business for at least one (1) year shall be removed from the revoked sellers Internet page
If your name or the name of your business appears on the Internet posting, the department strongly encourages you to:
- Pay the debt in full
- File missing tax returns that result in account adjustment to zero
- Provide proof of payment
- Enter into a valid
- Submit a complete
Petition for Compromise
- Provide proof of bankruptcy
Making a partial payment, without entering an approved payment plan, will not remove your name from the list. For more information contact us using the contact information listed at the bottom of this page.
Delinquent Taxpayers page for more information.
Applicable Laws and Rules
This document provides statements or interpretations of the following laws and regulations enacted as of Wisconsin Statutes in effect as of October 8, 2020: Sections 73.03(62) and 73.03(64), Wis. Stats.
Laws enacted and in effect after October 8, 2020, new administrative rules, and court decisions may change the interpretations in this document. Guidance issued prior to October 8, 2020, that is contrary to the information in this document is superseded by this document, pursuant to sec. 73.16(2)(a), Wis. Stats.
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
PO Box 8901
Madison, WI 53708-8901
Phone: (608) 266-7879
Fax: (608) 224-5790
Guidance Document Number: 100240