File Transmission of Sales Tax Returns

  1. What is Sales & Use Tax File Transmission?
  2. How do I get started?
  3. How do I make payment?
  4. How do I file timely?
  5. How do I change a filed return?

  1. What is Sales & Use Tax File Transmission?

    It is a secure process developed by the Department of Revenue (DOR) for sales tax registrants and/or their representatives to transmit their sales/use tax return data to DOR via an electronic file over the Internet.

  2. How do I get started?

    Carefully review the information and instructions at revenue.wi.gov/eserv/st-12/index.html.

  3. How do I make payment?

    Payments must be made by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

    1. ACH Debit information is included as part of the file.
    2. ACH Credit instructions are available on our DOR website at revenue.wi.gov/eserv/eft2.html
  4. How do I file timely?
    • Transmit returns without EFT payment by 11 PM, Central time, on the due date.
    • Transmit returns with EFT payment by 3PM, Central time, at least one business day prior to the due date.
    • If the due date falls on a weekend or bank holiday, the due date is extended to the next business day.
  5. How do I change a filed return?

    Electronic returns cannot be recalled or intercepted in process after transmission. Changes to any entries after a return has been acknowledged must be retransmitted as an amended return using one of the following options for the "purpose" attribute of the sales and use tax filing element:

    1. Replace:

      Replace all previous information from the original return or from any previous amended return.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

General Questions   Technical Questions
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Customer Service Bureau
PO Box 8949
Madison, WI 53708-8949
Phone: (608) 266-2776
Fax: (608) 267-1030
Email: DORBusinessTax@revenue.wi.gov
OR WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
DORHelpd@revenue.wi.gov

January 22, 2014