Wisconsin Sales & Use Tax

Wisconsin levies a 5% state sales tax on the retail sale, lease or rental of most goods and some services. Local jurisdictions can impose additional sales taxes of 0.6%. The range of total sales tax rates within the state of Wisconsin is between 5% and 5.6%.

Use tax (same rate) is also collected on the consumption, use or storage of goods in Wisconsin if sales tax was not paid on the purchase of the goods. Returns are to be filed on or before the 20th day of the month following the month in which the purchases were made. 

Wisconsin provides exemption opportunities for the following industries: 

  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical/Biotech

Statute for Refunds: 48 Months

Utility Exemption: Yes, apportionment; Study is required.

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