Wisconsin Sales Tax

On this page you will find handy sales and use tax information about Wisconsin.

How to use this page:

We’ve pulled in the information from all our Charts for a consolidated view by state.  Here you can see the sales tax rates and if the state has remote seller nexus rules. You can also see any sales tax holidays or amnesty programs that may exist, though these do not apply to all states.

Below the chart you can find any News & Tip item we have published that relates to Wisconsin that you can filter by topic. This will help you get informed on current and past legislation that has passed in the state.

State Rate


Range of Local Rates

0% – 1.75% Some local jurisdictions do not impose a sales tax.

Local Rates Apply to Use Tax

Yes/No Some of the cities and counties do apply use tax.


10/1/2018see state notice





Amnesty Filing Dates

July 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010

Go to Wisconsin Amnesty Page

Periods prior to registration for amnesty program.


Business Sales and Seller’s Use Tax under SSTP Program if register under SSTP.


Don't need to remit WI sales and use tax on sales made prior to registration for amnesty program.

Administration Information
Streamlined Sales Tax Status

Full Member


74 Sales Tax Jurisdictions



Sales Tax Sourcing (Intrastate)


Sales Tax Return Due Date

Last day of the month following the reporting period

Exemption Information

Wisconsin Resale Certificate


Product types of exemptions: food sold by grocery stores, manufacturing, farming, and a variety of specialty exemptions, see the “Other” section per this link


Entity types of exemptions: United States and its unincorporated agencies and instrumentalities, federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state,  state and local governmental units, including the State of Wisconsin or any agency thereof, Wisconsin counties, cities, villages, or towns, and Wisconsin public schools, school districts, universities, or technical college districts. Organizations organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals


Wisconsin Exemption Certificate Forms

State Links
History & Fun Facts

  • Wisconsin enacted a selective sales and use tax in 1961. In 1969, the selective sales and use tax became a general sales tax that applies to sales of tangible personal property. Counties were also authorized in 1969 to impose a local sales tax rate.
  • Effective October 1, 2009, Wisconsin enacted legislation to conform with the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement.

  • It’s no secret that Wisconsin takes dairy seriously. On October 1, 2009, Wisconsin changes its sales tax laws for food, including ice cream related products. Whether or not an ice cream cake or a similar product is taxable depends whether it meets the definition of “prepared food.” In a notice titled, “Sales of Ice Cream Cakes and Similar Items,” the DOR states that generally, mixing ice cream and one or more other food items to form a cake or bar makes the item taxable as a prepared food. The notice lists 10 pertinent examples those selling ice cream related products.

Your Guide to Sales Tax in the Midwest

To catch you up and cut down your research time, we’ve compiled some of the essential Midwestern sales tax trends for 2024 that you need to know.

State Notices & Resources for Remote Sellers

Use this state by state guide to find each state\’s initial guidance on how to proceed post-Wayfair, state resources such as FAQs, and any state activity such as going through a legislative process that impacts remote sellers.

Economic Nexus State by State Chart

Key information such as effective dates, thresholds, and includable sales for out-of-state sellers making sales into states that have enacted economic nexus legislation both before and after the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision.

Wisconsin Removes Economic Nexus Transaction Threshold

Wisconsin has eliminated the state’s 200 transaction economic nexus threshold for remote sellers effective February 20, 2021, while retaining the $100,000 threshold.

Wisconsin Requires Remote Sellers to Collect Sales Tax

Wisconsin will require certain remote sellers to collect and remit sales and use tax, effective October 1, 2018.

Wisconsin Enacts Marketplace Nexus Legislation

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed legislation on July 3, 2019 that contains marketplace nexus provisions, effective January 1, 2020.

Wisconsin Enacts Legislation to Codify Emergency Economic Nexus Rule

Wisconsin has enacted legislation to codify emergency economic nexus rules put into place after the South Dakota v. Wayfair decision.

October 1, 2018 Remote Seller Deadline for Multiple States

The October 1, 2018 remote seller compliance deadline is approaching for a number of states. Click on the links below for our previous news items with more details. Alabama Enacts Economic Nexus Provision Illinois Enacts Economic Nexus Legislation Indiana Enacts…

House Introduces Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018

On September 13, 2018, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and additional U.S. House members introduced the Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018.

Remote Seller Resources

Comprehensive list of resources for remote sellers following the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision – including state notices, videos, articles, training opportunities, and more.

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision In South Dakota v. Wayfair

On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, ruling in favor of South Dakota and overturning Quill’s physical presence rule.

South Dakota v. Wayfair Analysis & Predictions: Sales Tax Experts Weigh-In

Sales tax experts lend their insight into and predictions for one of the most important U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding sales tax in decades, South Dakota v. Wayfair.

Record Number of Sellers Participate in 2017 MTC Amnesty Program

The volume of applicants for the 2017 online marketplace seller tax amnesty program overwhelmed the Multistate Tax Commission.

Multistate Tax Commission Announces Tax Amnesty Program for Online Sellers

The MTC organized a tax amnesty program for online sellers, running from August 17 to November 1, 2017. The voluntary disclosure program allowed sellers to start remitting sales tax on future sales without penalty or liability for unpaid, prior accumulated sales tax in 25 participating states.

No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2017 Introduced

Under the proposed House bill, a state may tax or regulate a person’s activity in interstate commerce only when the person is physically present in the state during the period in which the tax or regulation is imposed.

Congress Introduces Marketplace Fairness Act of 2017 and Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2017

Introduced on April 27, 2017, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2017, if enacted, would authorize states meeting certain requirements to require remote sellers that do not meet a small seller exception to collect their state and local sales and use taxes.

Online Sales Simplification Act of 2016 Discussion Draft is Introduced

The proposed legislation would implement a “hybrid origin” approach for remote sales. States could impose sales tax on remote sales if the origin state participates in a clearinghouse.

No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2016 Introduced

Taking the opposite approach of the Marketplace Fairness Act and Remote Transactions Parity Act, the proposed bill would limit the ability of states to require remote sellers to collect use tax. However, the bill failed to pass.

House Introduces Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2015

U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2015 on 06/15/15. More…

Senate Introduces Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015

On March 10, 2015, a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015.

Federal Government Introduces New Remote Seller Bill

The federal Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 was introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate on February 14, 2013.