Reduction of Refund Interest From 9% to 3%

  1. Does 3% interest on refunds apply to all tax types?
  2. Will I get paid 9% interest through July 1, 2013 for my refund?
  3. Will I get 9% interest if I submitted my claim for refund before July 2, 2013?
  4. If I agreed in full with the Notice of Proposed Audit Report before July 2, 2013, will I get 9% interest on the refund?

  1. Does 3% interest on refunds apply to all tax types?

    The 3% interest rate will apply to all taxes administered by the department, including sales/use tax, income/franchise tax, motor fuel excise tax, alcohol, cigarette, and tobacco taxes, oil inspection fees, etc.

  2. Will I get paid 9% interest through July 1, 2013 for my refund?

    No. The law provides that 3% interest applies to refunds paid on or after July 2, 2013 regardless of the tax period.

  3. Will I get 9% interest if I submitted my claim for refund before July 2, 2013?

    No. The law provides that 3% interest applies to refunds paid on or after July 2, 2013 regardless of the tax period.

  4. If I agreed in full with the Notice of Proposed Audit Report before July 2, 2013, will I get 9% interest on the refund?

    No. The law provides that 3% interest applies to refunds paid on or after July 2, 2013 regardless of the tax period.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Customer Service Bureau
PO Box 8949
Madison, WI 53708-8949
Phone: (608) 266-2772
Fax: (608) 267-1030
Email: DORIncome@revenue.wi.gov

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