Excise Tax e-File: File Naming Convention
Submission ID - The submission ID is a unique number used to track a return. It is made up of several components, as follows: WTN (the 10 digit Wisconsin Tax Number, remove the 3 digit prefix and the 2 digit suffix from the 15 digit WTN) + ccyy + jjj + Char(3), where ccyy is the 4 digit year, jjj is the 3 digit Julian date (January 31 is 031) plus 3 alpha numeric characters that must be unique for the day (for a total of 20).
Example: WTN = 1234567890
Date = April 26, 2010 = 116 Julian (Ordinal) Date
Unique for day 3 Characters = a05
SubmissionID = 12345678902010116a05
The submission ID is used in two places in naming files for submission.
The xml return is named using the three char prefix from the chart plus the submission ID with an .xml extension
Example: Form CT105 using the Submission ID in the above example would be named C0512345678902010116a05.xml
This return is in a folder named xml.
Attachments: Production submissions may contain attachments, but may be filed without them. If you have attachments, the return must be zipped with the folder containing 1 XML return file and any attachment files. There should be no subdirectories within the ZIP file.
The xml folder containing the xml return and if present the attachments are zipped into a zip archive folder named C0512345678902010116a05.zip
This zip file is what is transferred to the sFTP server.
WARNING: Improperly named or constructed files will be ignored/quarantined by our system.
Excise Tax e-File File Naming Convention
|#||Form Name||File Name
|1||Form AB-154||A54||Common Carrier Alcohol Beverage Tax Return|
|2||Form AB-605||A05||Refund Claim for Beverage Tax|
|3||Form BT-100||B00||Wisconsin Brewery Fermented Malt Beverage Tax Return|
|4||Form BT-104||B04||Wisconsin Fermented Malt Beverage Tax Return|
|5||Form BT-612||B12||Refund Claim for Fermented Malt Beverages Sold to the Armed Forces of the United States|
|6||Form CT-001||C01||Native American Tribes Claim for Wisconsin Cigarette Tax Refund|
|7||Form CT-100||C00||Wisconsin Distributor's Cigarette Tax Return|
|8||Form CT-105||C05||Wisconsin Distributor's Cigarette Tax Return Out-Of-State Permittees|
|9||Form CT-111||C11||Cigarette Warehouse Report|
|10||Form CT-114||C14||Quarterly Report of Wisconsin Tax-Paid Cigarettes Purchased|
|11||Form CT-121S||C21||Wisconsin Combined Cigarette Use Tax and Sales Tax Return|
|12||Form TT-100||T00||Wisconsin Distributor's Tobacco Products Tax Return|
|13||Form TT-114||T14||Quarterly Report of Wisconsin Tax-Paid Tobacco Products Purchased|
|14||Form TT-104S||T04||Wisconsin Tobacco Products Use Tax and Sales and Use Tax Return|
|15||Form TT-001||T01||Native American Tribe's Claim for Wisconsin Tobacco Products Tax Refund|
November 17, 2011
Updates were made to the code or formatting on this page as of July 24, 2014. This date does not reflect the effective date or any other date relating to the content of this page.