Excise Tax e-File - Program Overview

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue will begin accepting certain excise tax returns and corresponding schedules electronically beginning with the September 2010 return filed after October 4, 2010.

The transmission method will be via DOR's Secure FTP server. The return data will be formatted using Extensible Markup Language (XML). The format of the XML is based on the FTA eFile standard for state e-File programs. It uses standard building blocks and standard packaging.

Each submission will receive an acknowledgement (or rejection notice) generally within a few minutes. If the return is rejected, we will list the reasons why it was rejected.

Payment and refund options: We offer refund direct deposit capabilities and multiple options for making payments.

May 5, 2011