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Wisconsin Sales and Use Tax Refunds Deconstructed

  • Oct 25, 2012 | Gail Cole

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has released a publication explaining the Filing Claims for Refund of Sales or Use Tax. It explains who may file claims for refunds, time limitations for doing so, interest, penalties, and which forms to use.

The publication spans fourteen pages, plus forms, and provides examples of various situations where refunds do and do not apply.

Wisconsin state sales tax applies to sales, licenses, leases, and rentals of:

  • Tangible personal property;
  • United States coins or stamps sold, licensed, leased, rented, or traded above their face value;
  • "Leased tangible personal property that is affixed to real property, … unless the lessor of the leased property is also the lessor of the real property to which the leased property is affixed;"
  • Specified digital goods, additional digital goods, and digital codes. Publication 240 explains this in full.

It would be difficult to summarize the Sales and Use Tax Refund publication in much less than fourteen pages. If you think you may be eligible for a sales or use tax refund in the state of Wisconsin, see the Department of Revenue publication 216. Then consider sales tax in the cloud.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.