Wisconsin sales tax

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Wisconsin state sales tax rate

5%
Base state sales tax rate 5%
Local rate range* 0%-0.6%
Total rate range* 5%-5.6%

* Due to varying local sales tax rates, we strongly recommend using our Wisconsin sales tax calculator to determine the exact sales tax rate for your location.

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Wisconsin sales tax details

The Wisconsin (WI) state sales tax rate is currently 5%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 5.6%.

Other, local-level tax rates in the state of Wisconsin are quite complex compared against local-level tax rates in other states. Wisconsin sales tax may also be levied at the city/county/school/transportation and SPD (special purpose district) levels.

Wisconsin sales tax has numerous local taxing levels that must be monitored and maintained on a regular basis, it is complex and time consuming due to the volume of jurisdictions.

Amazon.com is building a fulfillment center in Wisconsin. This physical presence, or nexus, creates a sales tax obligation for Amazon and many sellers participating in Amazon’s Seller Central and Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) programs. Amazon began collecting sales tax in Wisconsin in November 2013.

Wisconsin sales tax must be collected on retail sales, leases, or rentals of tangible personal property or taxable services. As a Streamlined Sales Tax state, Wisconsin encourages businesses without a sales tax obligation to register with the state and collect.

Wisconsin Sales Tax Rate Guide

Wisconsin sales tax guide for businesses

Our free, online guide covers all aspects of managing Wisconsin sales tax compliance. Topics include:

  • Business registration
  • Collecting sales tax
  • Filing sales tax returns
  • State nexus obligations
  • And more!

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Wisconsin sales tax calculator

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Why can't I just use the ZIP code?

  • There are often multiple sales tax rates per ZIP code, county, and city.
  • ZIP codes often overlap, or become subsets of other ZIP codes, or represent no geographic region at all.
  • ZIP codes aren't stable. In any given year, the USPS makes numerous boundary changes to ZIP code areas.

For the most accurate sales tax rate, use an exact street address.

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What do these tax rates mean?

  • The combined tax rate is the total sales tax rate of the jurisdiction for the address you submitted.

  • The jurisdiction breakdown shows the different sales tax rates making up the combined rate.

  • While most taxable products are subject to the combined sales tax rate, some items are taxed differently at state and local levels. Be sure to apply the correct sales tax rate to your sale.

The rates presented are current for the date and time you submitted the address, but may change at any time with new tax legislation.

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How to use this sales tax rate

  1. Determine who's responsible to collect and remit the sales tax amount. 

  2. Determine if your product or service is taxable in the responsible party’s jurisdictions.

  3. Apply the sales tax rate shown above to your taxable product or service’s value.

Wisconsin sales tax resources

Wisconsin sales tax quick reference guide

This one-page guide to Wisconsin sales tax covers collection, filing, and due dates. Think of it as your compliance cheat-sheet.

Wisconsin sales tax guide for businesses

Just getting started? Our Wisconsin Sales Tax Guide for Businesses can help you understand the ins and outs of sales tax compliance.