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Tax 1.12(3)(fm) (fm) "Pass-through entity" has the meaning given in s. 71.775 (1) (b), Stats.
Tax 1.12(3)(g) (g) "Payer" means any person who is required to or elects to pay or deposit taxes, fees, or other amounts by electronic funds transfer.
Tax 1.12(3)(h) (h) "Settle" or "settlement" means to transfer funds, or a transfer of funds, between two parties in cash or negotiable items or on the books of a mutual depository to complete one or more prior transactions and made subject to a final accounting.
Tax 1.12(3)(i) (i) "Settlement date" means the date on which an exchange of funds with respect to an entry or entries is reflected on the books of the department's depository bank.
Tax 1.12(3)(j) (j) "Trace number" means a character code uniquely identifying each ACH entry.
Tax 1.12(4) (4)Requirement or election to use EFT.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)(a) Except as provided in sub. (9), the department requires the taxes, fees, and other amounts described in subds. 1. to 18. be paid or deposited using the EFT payment method. The following taxes, fees, and other amounts are included in the EFT payment requirement:
Tax 1.12(4)(a)1. 1. Corporate income and franchise tax estimated tax payments and tax due with the tax return when the net tax less refundable credits on the prior year's tax return was $1,000 or more. For a combined group or combined group member, "prior year's tax return" means the prior year's tax return of the designated agent.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)2. 2. Income tax withholding payments when the required deposits were $300 or more in the prior calendar year.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)3. 3. General, county, and stadium sales and use tax when the aggregate amount due in the prior calendar year was $300 or more.
Tax 1.12 Note Note: See s. Tax 11.001 (2) (d) for the definition of stadium tax.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)4. 4. Fermented malt beverages tax when the tax due after the adjustment for any overpayment or additional amount due for a previous period was $1,000 or more in the prior calendar year.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)5. 5. Liquor or "distilled spirits and wine" tax and administrative fee when the aggregate net amount of tax and fee due in the prior calendar year was $1,000 or more.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)6. 6. Cigarette tax when the net tax due before printing and shipping costs was $1,000 or more in the prior calendar year.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)7. 7. Tobacco products tax when the tax due in the prior calendar year was $1,000 or more.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)8. 8. Alternate fuels tax when the total tax due in the prior calendar year was $1,000 or more.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)9. 9. General aviation fuel tax when the tax due in the prior calendar year was $1,000 or more.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)10. 10. Motor vehicle fuel tax and petroleum inspection fee when the aggregate amount due in the prior calendar year was $1,000 or more.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)11. 11. Individual and fiduciary income tax estimated tax payments when the estimated tax payments as required under s. 71.09, Stats., were $2,000 or more in the prior taxable year.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)12. 12. Installment agreement payments on overdue tax accounts, if at least one of the following requirements is met:
Tax 1.12(4)(a)12.a. a. The initial overdue balance is at least $2,000.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)12.b. b. The installment agreement is for more than 2 years in length.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)12.c. c. The installment agreement was requested by an entity with an active business permit.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)12.d. d. The installment agreement is for a person with an out-of-state account.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)12.e. e. The payment history of the account dictates that it would be in the department's best interest to require EFT.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)13. 13. Income and franchise tax withholding payments of pass-through entities under s. 71.775, Stats., and composite individual income tax payments made by pass-through entities on behalf of their nonresident partners or shareholders.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)14. 14. Withholding by an employer of the delinquent tax of an employee under s. 71.91 (7), Stats.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)15. 15. Local exposition tax when the general, county, and stadium sales and use tax is required to be paid using EFT, as provided in subd. 3.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)16. 16. Premier resort area tax when the general, county, and stadium sales and use tax is required to be paid using EFT, as provided in subd. 3.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)17. 17. Rental vehicle fee when the general, county, and stadium sales and use tax is required to be paid using EFT, as provided in subd. 3.
Tax 1.12(4)(a)18. 18. Dry cleaning facility fee when the general, county, and stadium sales and use tax is required to be paid using EFT, as provided in subd. 3.
Tax 1.12(4)(b) (b) Any person not required to use the EFT payment method under par. (a) may elect to use the EFT payment method to pay or deposit the taxes, fees, or other amounts specified in par. (a).
Tax 1.12(4)(c) (c) The department shall provide notification when EFT payments or deposits are required.
Tax 1.12(5) (5)EFT payment procedures. EFT payments or deposits shall be credited by the department directly to the payer's tax account or, for amounts described in sub. (4) (a) 14., to the employee's delinquent tax account. The payer may use the ACH debit or ACH credit transfer option, or both, as follows:
Tax 1.12(5)(a) (a) ACH debit transfers.
Tax 1.12(5)(a)1.1. ACH debit transfers shall be made using department approved methods or as otherwise prescribed by the department. Required payment information includes the tax type code for the tax being paid, the tax period date to which the payment should be applied, the amount of the payment, and the effective date of the payment.
Tax 1.12(5)(a)2. 2. The payer shall initiate ACH debit transfers before 4:00 p.m. central standard time or central daylight savings time, as applicable, on or before the last business day prior to the prescribed due date of the payment in order for the payment to have a settlement date on or before the prescribed due date.
Tax 1.12(5)(b) (b) ACH credit transfers.
Tax 1.12(5)(b)1.1. A payer shall initiate ACH credit transfers through the payer's financial institution following directions specific to that financial institution.
Tax 1.12(5)(b)2. 2. In order for the payment to have a settlement date on or before the prescribed due date, ACH credit transfers shall be initiated in time for the payer's financial institution to settle the funds transfer on or before the due date of the payment.
Tax 1.12(6) (6)Costs to initiate EFT.
Tax 1.12(6)(a)(a) ACH debit transfers shall occur at no cost to the payer.
Tax 1.12(6)(b) (b) Payers using ACH credit transfers are liable for any fees charged by the payer's financial institution.
Tax 1.12(7) (7)Evidence of EFT payment. A payer receives a trace number or confirmation number for each EFT transaction. The trace number or confirmation number given to the payer during the EFT transaction and included as part of the ACH entry is the payer's confirmation of payment or deposit and shall provide proof of the date and amount of the payment or deposit.
Tax 1.12(8) (8)Due date of EFT payment.
Tax 1.12(8)(a)(a) In order for EFT payments and deposits to be considered received on or before the prescribed due date, EFT payments or deposits shall have a settlement date on or before the prescribed due date, or the revised due date as provided in par. (c), of the payment or deposit.
Tax 1.12(8)(b) (b) Payments or deposits made by EFT with a settlement date later than the prescribed due date or revised due date of the payment or deposit shall be considered late and shall be subject to all applicable late fees, penalties and interest.
Tax 1.12 Note Note: See s. Tax 2.67 (4) for rules applicable to a combined group with respect to late fees, penalties, and interest.
Tax 1.12(8)(c) (c) When the prescribed due date falls on a weekend, legal holiday, or day the Federal Reserve Bank is closed, the payment due date is revised to be the first business day immediately following the weekend, holiday, or day the Federal Reserve Bank was closed.
Tax 1.12 Annotation Example: The prescribed due date falls on a Monday that is also Memorial Day. An ACH debit transfer must be initiated before 4:00 p.m. of the preceding Friday, so that the transfer may have a settlement date on Tuesday, the revised due date. A payer using an ACH credit transfer must work with the financial institution to initiate the transfer in time to settle on or before the revised payment due date.
Tax 1.12(9) (9)Exception to EFT requirement.
Tax 1.12(9)(a)(a) The secretary of revenue may waive the requirement to use the EFT payment method when the secretary determines that the requirement causes an undue hardship, if the person otherwise required to use EFT does all of the following:
Tax 1.12(9)(a)1. 1. Requests the waiver in writing using Form EFT-102, Electronic Filing or Electronic Payment Waiver Request.
Tax 1.12 Note Note: Form EFT-102 should be e-mailed to DORWaiverRequest@revenue.wi.gov, faxed to (608) 267-1030, or addressed to Mandate Waiver Request, Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Mail Stop 5-77, PO Box 8949, Madison, WI 53708-8949. Form EFT-102 may be obtained at http://www.revenue.wi.gov/html/formpub.html, under either "Tax Return Information" or "Tax Return Guidelines."
Tax 1.12(9)(a)2. 2. Clearly indicates why the requirement causes an undue hardship.
Tax 1.12(9)(a)3. 3. Is current in all return and report filings and tax payments.
Tax 1.12(9)(b) (b) In determining whether the EFT requirement causes an undue hardship, the secretary of revenue may consider the following factors:
Tax 1.12(9)(b)1. 1. Unusual circumstances which may prevent the payer from using the EFT method.
Tax 1.12 Annotation Examples: Examples of unusual circumstances include:
Tax 1.12 Note 1) The person does not have access to a telephone or computer.
Tax 1.12 Note 2) The person is physically unable to use a telephone or computer.
Tax 1.12 Note 3) The telephone system available to the person is incompatible with the department's telephone system used for EFT payments, deposits, or both.
Tax 1.12(9)(b)2. 2. Any other factor which the secretary determines is pertinent.
Tax 1.12 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1999, No. 525, eff. 10-1-99; CR 04-049: am. (4) (a) (intro.), cr. (4) (a) 12. Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; emerg. cr. (3) (fm) and (4) (a) 13., am. (4) (a) (intro.) and (7) (a) 2., eff. 12-28-05; CR 06-001: cr. (3) (fm) and (4) (a) 13., am. (4) (a) (intro.) and (7) (a) 2. Register June 2006 No. 606, eff. 7-1-06; CR 07-027: am. (1), (2), (3) (g), (4) (a) (intro.), (b) and (7) (intro.), cr. (4) (a) 14., Register October 2007 No. 622, eff. 11-1-07; CR 10-095: cr. (3) (cg), (cr), (4) (a) 15. to 18., (c), am. (3) (d), (4) (a) (intro.), 1. to 11., 12. (intro.), 13., r. (5), (6), renum. (8), (10) to be (6), (8), renum. (7), (9), (11) to be (5), (7), (9) and am. Register November 2010 No. 659, eff. 12-1-10; CR 12-014: am. (8) (c) Register August 2012 No. 680, eff. 9-1-12.
Tax 1.13 Tax 1.13 Power of attorney.
Tax 1.13(1)(1) Power of attorney.
Tax 1.13(1)(a)(a) A power of attorney or other written authorization executed by the taxpayer shall be required by the Wisconsin department of revenue for the taxpayer's representative, on behalf of the taxpayer, to:
Tax 1.13(1)(a)1. 1. Inspect confidential information, e.g., tax returns and audit reports.
Tax 1.13(1)(a)2. 2. Receive notices, assessments, determinations, redeterminations, tax forms, billings, refunds, communications and correspondence containing confidential information.
Tax 1.13(1)(a)3. 3. Represent the taxpayer at conferences.
Tax 1.13(1)(a)4. 4. Execute a waiver to extend the statutory period for assessment or collection of a tax.
Tax 1.13(1)(a)5. 5. Execute any other waivers or agreements in behalf of the taxpayer.
Tax 1.13(1)(b) (b) The power of attorney requirement applies to income, franchise, alternative minimum, withholding, gift, sales and use, county sales and use, inheritance, estate, motor fuel, general aviation fuel, special fuel, fermented malt beverage, intoxicating liquor, cigarette and tobacco products tax matters of individuals, partnerships and corporations, including (S) corporations, and homestead and farmland preservation credit matters.
Tax 1.13(1)(c) (c) A power of attorney or other written authorization executed by a designated agent of a combined group is considered executed by each member of the combined group with respect to combined returns within the scope of the power of attorney or other written authorization.
Tax 1.13(2) (2)Exceptions.
Tax 1.13(2)(a)(a) A power of attorney is not required for a taxpayer's representative to inspect confidential information or to represent the taxpayer at conferences, if the representative is accompanied by the taxpayer or, if a corporation, by an officer or authorized employee of the corporation.
Tax 1.13(2)(b) (b) Generally a power of attorney is not required in the case of a trustee, receiver, guardian, administrator or executor of an estate, or a representative appointed by a court.
Tax 1.13(3) (3)Filing of power of attorney.
Tax 1.13(3)(a)(a) One power of attorney form shall be filed with the Wisconsin department of revenue, with one additional copy for each additional tax matter.
Tax 1.13(3)(b) (b) One power of attorney form shall be filed in each office of the department in which the taxpayer's representative, in connection with the matter under consideration, intends performing one or more of the acts enumerated in sub. (1).
Tax 1.13(4) (4)Form of power of attorney.
Tax 1.13(4)(a)(a) Power of attorney forms are available from the Wisconsin department of revenue's web site or from any Wisconsin department of revenue office. The Wisconsin form, Form A-222, is similar to the federal power of attorney form, Form 2848.
Tax 1.13(4)(b) (b) Use of the Wisconsin power of attorney form is not mandatory. However, the department prefers that this form or another similar form be used. The Wisconsin power of attorney form or substitute form shall clearly express the scope of the authority granted the taxpayer's representative, the Wisconsin tax matters, e.g., income, sales, or gift tax, covered and the tax year or period to which it relates.
Tax 1.13 Note Note: Forms may be obtained from the department of revenue's web site at www.revenue.wi.gov.
Tax 1.13 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1978, No. 266, eff. 3-1-78; am. (1) (b), Register, September, 1983, No. 333, eff. 10-1-83; am. (1) (a) 1. and (b), (3) (a) and (4), Register, July, 1987, No. 379, eff. 8-1-87; am. (1) (a) 2. and (b), (2) (b), (3) (a) and (4) (b), Register, February, 1990, No. 410, eff. 3-1-90; CR 10-095: cr. (1) (c), am. (4) (a) Register November 2010 No. 659, eff. 12-1-10.
Tax 1.14 Tax 1.14 Petition for redetermination.
Tax 1.14(1) (1) Scope. A person feeling aggrieved by a notice of additional assessment of income, franchise, withholding, state, county or stadium sales or use, premier resort area, local exposition, motor vehicle fuel, alternate fuels, general aviation fuel, fermented malt beverages, liquor, cigarette, tobacco products or controlled substances tax or petroleum inspection, state rental vehicle or dry cleaning fee, by a notice of reduced homestead, farmland preservation or other credits, or by a notice of refund or denial of refund may petition the department for redetermination. This section describes the administrative provisions related to the petition for department redetermination.
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