Motor Fuel Tax e-File (XML)

​​​​​​​​​Certain motor fuel tax registrants and/or their representatives may now transmit Wisconsin Motor Fuel Tax Return data in an electronic file over the Internet. This is a process intended for participants who have technical expertise to create and validate an XML document or are using software that provides that service for you.

Return Information

The returns use the FTA Motor Fuel Uniformity Committee developed XML Schema WIMFETV4.0 for all returns. The transmission method is via DOR's Secure FTP server. Each submission will receive an acknowledgement (acceptance or rejection notice) generally within a day. If the return is rejected, the acknowledgment will list the reasons why it was rejected.

Payment Methods

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

  • Include direct debit information along with your electronic return. You may warehouse this payment until the due date of the return
  • We offer credit card payments through our vendor site
  • Debit payments at our website through My Tax Account
  • ACH Credit

Approved Software Vendors List

Common Information:

WIMFETV4.0 Details​

Applicable Laws and Rules

This document provides statements or interpretations of the following laws and regulations enacted as of February 15, 2023: sec. Tax 4.001(1) and (2), Wis. Adm. Code.

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 Guidance issued prior to this date, that is contrary to the information in this document is superseded by this document, according to sec. 73.16(2)(a), Wis.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

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(608) 261-7049 (FAX)

The department welcomes your input on our guidance. Submit comments on this guidance document.

Guidance Document Number: 100300

October 10, ​2023