Individual Income Tax
Nonfilers

  1. I haven't filed income tax returns for several years. What should I do?
  2. I received a letter stating I didn't file income tax returns for one or more years. What should I do?
  3. Sometime ago I received letters from the Department of Revenue about not filing income tax returns. I didn't respond to these letters. Now the department has attached my wages, other income, or taken my tax refunds. What can I do?

  1. I haven't filed income tax returns for several years. What should I do?

    Obtain forms and file all late returns at this time. See the information about obtaining forms. You may be eligible to apply for Voluntary Disclosure if you have not previously been contacted by the Department of Revenue about the missing tax returns. See the voluntary disclosure information. If you have questions, write to us at Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Mail Stop 5-77, PO Box 8949, Madison, WI 53708-8949, email us at DORIncome@revenue.wi.gov, or call us at (608) 266-2486.

  2. I received a letter stating I didn't file income tax returns for one or more years. What should I do?

    Review the letter. If the letter indicates a specific reason, for example, the sale of real estate located in Wisconsin, winnings from casinos located in Wisconsin, review your records for this specific income source. If the letter does not refer to a specific income source, review your records for information relating to your income sources for the year in question.

    Respond to the letter. If you did file the returns, send complete copies of them with your reply. If you didn't file, explain why. If you have questions, write to us at Nonfiler Unit, Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Mail Stop 3-164, PO Box 8966, Madison, WI 53708-8966, call us at (608) 266-1241, or email us at nonfiler@revenue.wi.gov.

  3. Sometime ago I received letters from the Department of Revenue about not filing income tax returns. I didn't respond to these letters. Now the department has attached my wages, other income, or taken my tax refunds. What can I do?

    The department issued an estimated assessment against you because you did not respond to our request to file your tax returns, and the assessment is now past due. You need to resolve the issue of your missing returns. You should contact the department by calling our collection staff at (608) 266-7879 and talking to a revenue agent.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Nonfiler Unit
Mail Stop 3-164
PO Box 8966
Madison, WI 53708-8966
Phone: (608) 266-1241
Fax: (608) 264-6884
Email: nonfiler@revenue.wi.gov

Page last updated January 21, 2014