Third-Party Software for Partnership and Economic Development Surcharge Tax e-File Returns


Business taxpayers have the option of purchasing and using third-party software to prepare and electronically file and pay their Partnership and Economic Development Surcharge tax returns. While the Wisconsin Department of Revenue does not charge for electronic filing of tax returns, third-party vendors typically charge a fee for their software products and services. These products vary in price and features. Filers should keep in mind:

Approved Vendor List

These sites are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). Their software products have been tested to ensure their reliability and value; however, DOR does not guarantee any aspect of the software, its features or performance. The private software vendor companies and websites are not contractually associated with DOR. Please make sure the software vendor company supports all of the forms and schedules you need to electronically file your corporation franchise or income tax return.

Product Name/Company Web Address Wisconsin Forms Supported
2nd Story/TaxACT
Telephone (800) 573-4287 Form 3
Telephone (800) 966-1639 Form 3, 1CNP, PW-1
CCH ProSystem fx
Telephone (800) 739-9998 Forms 3, 1CNP, PW‑1
CS Professional Suite-UltraTax CS
Thomson Creative Solutions
Telephone (800) 968-8900 Forms 3, 1CNP, PW‑1
Telephone (800) 890-9500 Form 3
Telephone (800) 765-7777 Form 3
Intuit ProSeries
Telephone (800) 945-2820 Form 3
TaxSimple, A Division of Thomson Reuters Form 3
TaxSlayer Pro
Telephone (888) 420-1040 Form 3
Telephone (866) 345-4171 Form 3
Telephone (800) 230-2322 Forms 3, 1CNP, PW‑1
Thomson Reuters GoSystem Tax RS
Telephone (800) 968-8900
Forms 3, 1CNP, PW‑1
TurboTax Form 3
Telephone (800) 635-1120 Form 3, 1CNP, PW‑1

*Plans to support Form 3 for 2011 tax year.

Benefits of Electronic Filing

For more information about vendor products, security, pricing, features, technical support, and other aspects, visit their websites or contact them by phone. It's worth repeating: these products differ in price and features. Look at the total package; investigate all your options.

September 14, 2012