News and Updates
Sales of Internet access services are no longer subject to Wisconsin sales and use tax effective July 1, 2020. This means that you should not be charged Wisconsin sales tax on internet access services, so check your statements/invoices for July services to make sure they are accurate.
The department’s auditors and Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement agents (A&T) are working together to ensure compliance with Wisconsin laws as they apply to video gambling machines. Auditors routinely verify whether the correct amounts of Wisconsin income, franchise, sales and use taxes are reported and remitted on income and sales price from the operation of such machines.
Sales and Donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): WI Department of Revenue’s Article, Wisconsin Tax Bulletin #209
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 throughout the country, manufacturing companies are reprioritizing to focus on manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) or donating or selling their inventory to assist in overcoming the shortages facing healthcare workers. The tax treatment for selling or donating these items is outlined here.
Campground organizations and providers in Wisconsin are subject to sales tax. Check our FAQs and reach out for more info.
The reverse sales and use tax audit is similar in many respects to the sales and use tax audits conducted by state auditors except over-payment of taxes are researched on a reverse audit. During our review, we will look for weaknesses in the system that may allow for the over-payment of tax. A reverse audit looks back at the past four years.