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Check Receipts in Brown County, Wisconsin


 Go home and check your receipts.

The rate of sales tax in Brown County, Wisconsin, decreased at the start of the quarter. Effective October 1, 2015, the rate is 5% instead of 5.5%. However, some retailers are still charging the higher rate.

It’s conceivable that not everyone is aware of the change, although it has been widely reported. The rate decrease is the result of the expiration of a special tax enacted in November 2000 to raise revenue to renovate Lambeau Field, home to the Green Bay Packers.

Wisconsin Department of Revenue spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis suspects some noncompliant retailers are still changing their point of sale systems. Consumers who have been overcharged are advised to keep receipts and request a refund of the overpayment from the retailer. In the event retailers refuse to refund the tax, consumers should contact the department at 608-26602776 (Green Bay Press Gazette).

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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.