Wisconsin Sales & Use Tax TeleFile

File by Phone

TeleFile allows Wisconsin business owners to file, and pay sales and use tax using a touch-tone phone. Telefile is fast, free and available anytime except Sundays from 5 to 9 a.m.

Know before you file

Completing TeleFile worksheet and payment voucher

Worksheet and Payment Voucher

Complete the following information to print the TeleFile worksheet and payment voucher:



Enter your 15-digit account number without dashes. Account numbers must start with 456.


Select the ending month of the desired period. Quarterly filers select the last month of the quarter and annual filers select the last month of the fiscal year.


Select the year of the desired period.







Verify account and print voucher.

Steps on filing and paying sales and use tax with TeleFile:

  1. Call TeleFile using a touch-tone phone:
    • (608) 261-5340 (Madison)
    • (414) 227-3895 (Milwaukee)
  2. Enter total amounts including cents and press the # (pound) key. Do not enter decimal points. For negative numbers, press the * (star) key first.
  3. Confirm your entries are correct when prompted
  4. Change incorrect entries before going to the next line, otherwise you will need to hang up and start over
  5. Write the calculated amounts in the shaded areas on the worksheet when prompted
  6. Follow the instructions to pay, submit and file
  7. Write your confirmation number on the worksheet
  8. Make your payment on time, if any tax is due

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who qualifies for TeleFile?

  2. What should I do after I finish the call?

  3. How do I pay the tax due?

  4. Can someone else TeleFile for me?

  5. Do I need to send paper copies of the return when I TeleFile?

  6. Do I need a receipt when I TeleFile?

  7. What if I make a mistake when using Telefile?


FOR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS CONTACT:

MS 5-77
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Customer Service Bureau
PO Box 8949
Madison, WI 53708-8949
Phone: (608) 266-2776
Fax: (608) 327-0232
Email additional questions to DORBusinessTax@wisconsin.gov

October 24, 2017