Motor Fuel Tax e-File - Program Overview

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.

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue will begin accepting Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax Reports, Carrier Reports and Terminal Operator Reports and corresponding schedules electronically beginning with the November 2011 return filed after December 5, 2011.

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 e-File standard for state e-File programs, but specifically developed and approved for Motor Fuel Tax by the FTA Motor Fuel Uniformity Committee. 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.

This document provides statements or interpretations of the following laws and regulations in effect as of January 8, 2020: Section Tax 4.001(1) and (2), Wis. Adm. Code.

Laws enacted and in effect after January 8, 2020, new administrative rules, and court decisions may change the interpretations in this document. Guidance issued prior to January 8, 2020, that is contrary to the information in this document is superseded by this document, pursuant to sec. 73.16(2)(a), Wis. Stats.

Guidance Document Certification: https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/Certification-Statement.aspx

Guidance Document Number: 100228

January 8, 2020