Wisconsin participates in the federal/state electronic filing program, a cooperative effort between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the state revenue agencies. Authorized tax professionals electronically transmit federal and state income tax returns to the IRS. Then the IRS electronically sends the state return to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) for processing.

Taxpayers interested in e-filing through a tax professional

What to expect when you electronically file your income tax return using a tax professional.

These are the steps in the e-file process:

Note:

  • IRS acknowledgements are issued within 24 hours.
  • Wisconsin DOR acknowledgements are issued within 24-72 hours.

If you use a tax professional to e-file your return, filing taxes becomes virtually a paperless process. If you owe taxes, you can pay by direct withdrawal/debit, credit card or electronic funds transfer. If you pay by check, you will send your check along with a Form EPV (Electronic Payment Voucher) to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Your ERO should give you this payment voucher.

December 14, 2018