Wisconsin Sales Tax Rules and Regulations - Taxify

Wisconsin State Sales Tax

Quick Guide

Contact Information

Website: www.dor.state.wi.us
Phone: (608) 266-2776

Sales Tax Rate

Base Rate: 5.000%
With Local Rate: 5.000%-6.000%

Wisconsin Sales Tax Facts

Is Wisconsin a destination or origin based state? Destination
Is Wisconsin a SST Certified State? Yes
Are zero file returns required in Wisconsin? Yes
Is shipping taxable in Wisconsin? Yes, if the item you are shipping is taxable, so is the shipping.

Wisconsin Nexus Information

Triggers for Nexus

Delivery vehicles
Independent contractors or representatives

Does Amazon Have Warehousing in Wisconsin?


Wisconsin Filing Dates


January collections – February 28
February collections – March 31
March collections – April 30
April collectios – May 31
May collections – June 30
June collections – July 31
July collections – August 31
August collections – September 30
September collections – October 31
October collections – November 30
November collections – December 31
December collections – January 31


Q1 – April 30
Q2 – July 31
Q3 – October 31
Q4 – January 31


January 31

Other Wisconsin Sales Tax Information

Filing Requirements: The Wisconsin DOR requires all sales and use tax returns be filed electronically. Currently you have three options available for electronic filing of your Wisconsin sales and use tax return:

  • My Tax Account is the Department of Revenue’s (DOR) free online business tax service that allows businesses to access their accounts to view current account status, file and amend returns, file claims for refund, make payments, and manage and update account information.
  • File Transmission is a secure process that provides a direct electronic interface between your system and DOR. Retailers can simply upload their sales and use tax returns to an electronic file to transmit to DOR over the Internet. See File Transmission for more information.
  • Sales TeleFile allows businesses to file Wisconsin sales and use tax returns via phone. See Sales TeleFile for more information.

What Will You Need: IAlthough electronic filing is mandated, Form ST-12 provides an outline of what information is needed in order to file.

Register For a Sales Tax License: Application for a seller’s permit may be made using one of the following methods:

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