Cigarette/Tobacco Reports

This is a proposed guidance document. The document has been submitted to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Administrative Register for public comment as provided by sec. 227.112(1), Wis. Stats.

You may electronically file required manufacturer/importer shipment reports (PACT Act) with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). This is in addition to monthly or quarterly cigarette and tobacco product returns.

Instructions for sending your file:

  1. Know where your file is on your PC or Network.
  2. Click on the Ready To Transfer link below to begin the transfer process.
  3. In the drop down box, select "Cigarette/Tobacco".
  4. Make sure that the radio button for "Is the file zipped": is checked appropriately.
  5. Make sure that the radio button for "Is this a test file": is checked "No."
  6. On the "Select the File" line, click on the Browse button to locate your report on your PC or Network.
  7. Then click Transfer to submit your file.
  8. Only files up to 50MB can be accepted. Files larger than 50MB should be zipped or divided into two or more files.

This document provides statements or interpretations of the following laws and regulations in effect as of September 27, 2019: Section Tax 9.001(1) and (2), Wis. Adm. Code.

Laws enacted and in effect after September 27, 2019, new administrative rules, and court decisions may change the interpretations in this document. Guidance issued prior to September 27, 2019, that is contrary to the information in this document is superseded by this document, pursuant to sec. 73.16(2)(a), Wis. Stats.


Excise Tax Unit
PO Box 8900
Madison, WI 53708-8900
Phone: (608) 266-6701
Fax: (608) 261-7049
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Guidance Document Certification:

Guidance Document Number: 100227

September 27, 2019