Employer's Annual Reconciliation File Transmission
Business Rules and Additional Detail Information for Form WT-7 XML

Term Definition
recordCount Number of Form WT-7s included in the file.
Timestamp Time the file or Form WT-7 was created. Note: The timestamp requires an offset from GMT. Central Standard Time is 6 hours behind GMT so January 10, 2011, at 11:02 AM CST would be "2011-01-10T11:02:23-06:00".
ETIN The ETIN is a 5-digit number issued by the IRS to transmitters. If you have one, use it. Otherwise, use the EFIN.
EFIN The EFIN is a 6-digit number issued by the IRS to electronic return originators.
ProcessType "T" = Test, "P" = Production.
AckAddress Address where DOR will email the acknowledgement or reject notice if you upload the file to DOR website.
binaryAttachmentCount If you need to include a PDF attachment with Form WT-7, enter the number of PDF attachments (this will normally be 0).
Tax Year The year covered by the Form WT-7.
DateSigned Optional. The date Form WT-7 is authorized to be submitted.
PTIN The PTIN is a number issued by the IRS to preparers to use instead of their SSN.
PreparerBusinessName/ BusinessNameLine1 Preparer's business name. Legal characters: A-Z, a-z, 0-9, hash, hyphen, parentheses, ampersand, apostrophe and single space. Illegal characters: leading space, trailing space, adjacent spaces, and other symbols.
PreparerBusinessName/ BusinessNameLine2 Optional second line for preparer's name. Legal characters: A-Z, a-z, 0-9, hash, slash, percent, hyphen, parentheses, ampersand, apostrophe and single space. Illegal characters: leading space, trailing space, adjacent spaces, and other symbols.
PreparerPersonName Name of the person preparing the return.
OriginatorTypeCd "ERO", "ReportingAgent" or "LargeTaxpayer" are the most likely choices. Choose the appropriate one.
SoftwareId Enter a word or phrase to help you identify your software.
AmendedReturnIndicator Check this box for an amended return.
TypeTIN "FEIN" or "SSN" tells us what kind of number is in TINTypeValue.
TINTypeValue FEIN or SSN.
StateEIN Enter your 15-digit Wisconsin tax number.
Filer/BusinessNameLine1 Name of the employer completing the reconciliation. Legal characters: A-Z, a-z, 0-9, hash, hyphen, parentheses, ampersand, apostrophe and single space. Illegal characters: leading space, trailing space, adjacent spaces, and other symbols.
Filer/BusinessNameLine2 Optional second line for employer's name. Legal characters: A-Z, a-z, 0-9, hash, slash, percent, hyphen, parentheses, ampersand, apostrophe and single space. Illegal characters: leading space, trailing space, adjacent spaces, and other symbols.
Filer Addresses Choose between a US Address and a Foreign Address.
FilingAction Use for an "Amended" return, and include an explanation as to why the amendment is needed and what you changed.
FinalReturnElect/ DateFinalWagesPaid If the employer no longer has employees, enter the date that final wages were paid. This tells DOR not to expect further returns.

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