Guidelines for Reproduced and Substitute Tax Forms

Certain guidelines must be followed for reproduced or substitute Wisconsin tax forms (including schedules). The purpose of these guidelines is to ensure that the reproduced or substitute forms are compatible with the department's processing system, and that they present information in a uniform manner.

Substitute Tax Form Approval Guidelines and Specifications

Scannable Forms Requiring Approval

Reminders:


OCR Scan Line and Voucher Specifications

Check Digit for WTN for Forms WT-6 and WT-7

OCR Forms: Although the Department will approve substitute estimated tax vouchers (Forms 1-ES, PW-ES and Corp-ES), it is preferred that taxpayers use the preprinted vouchers sent by the Department if they receive them. The Department-printed vouchers reduce the chance of error in posting payments to the taxpayer's account and cost less to process than substitute forms.

SUBSTITUTE FORM APPROVALS AND QUESTIONS:

MS 4-163
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Data Capture Section
PO Box 8903
Madison, WI 53708-8903
Fax: (608) 264-6884
Email additional questions to DORWITaxForms@wisconsin.gov

December 21, 2018