Tax 11.68(7)(a)1. 1. Furniture, radio and television sets and antennas, washers and dryers, portable lamps, home freezers, portable appliances, and window air conditioning units.
Tax 11.68(7)(a)2. 2. Communication equipment, including intercoms, pneumatic tube systems, satellite dishes, roof mounted antennas, CATV wiring, and music and sound equipment in business, industrial, or commercial buildings, schools, and hospitals, but not in apartment buildings, convalescent homes, or other residential buildings.
Tax 11.68(7)(a)3. 3. Casework, tables, counters, cabinets, lockers, sinks, athletic and gymnasium equipment, and related easily movable property attached to the structure in schools, laboratories, and hospitals, except if attached to the structure in the bathrooms of such facilities.
Tax 11.68(7)(a)4. 4. Machinery, including safety attachments, equipment, tools, appliances, process piping and wiring used exclusively by manufacturers, industrial processors, and others performing a processing function with the items.
Tax 11.68(7)(a)5. 5. Office, bank, and savings and loan association furniture and equipment, including office machines, safe deposit boxes, drive-up and walk-up windows, night depository equipment, remote TV auto teller systems, camera security equipment except when used to monitor for unauthorized entry to a building or room in a building, and vault doors.
Tax 11.68(7)(a)6. 6. Personal property used to carry on a trade or business, including fixtures and equipment installed in stores, taverns, night clubs, restaurants, ice arenas, bowling centers, hotels and motels, barber and beauty shops, figure salons, theaters, and gasoline service stations. Underground storage tanks at gasoline service stations are real property.
Tax 11.68(7)(a)7. 7. Shades, curtains, drapes, venetian blinds, and associated hardware.
Tax 11.68(7)(a)8. 8. Radio, television, and cable television station equipment, but not broadcasting towers installed on their owner's land.
Tax 11.68(7)(a)9. 9. Except as provided in ss. 77.51 (12m) (b) 7. and (15b) (b) 7. and 77.54 (31), Stats., mobile homes, as defined in s. 101.91 (10), Stats., and manufactured homes, as defined in s. 101.91 (11) and (12), Stats., located in a mobile home park on land owned by a person other than the mobile home or manufactured home owner. Exemptions are provided by s. 77.51 (12m) (b) 7. and (15b) (b) 7., Stats., for 35% of the total amount for which a new manufactured home, as defined in s. 101.91 (11), Stats., is sold. No credit may be allowed for trade-ins and the exemption does not apply to a lease or rental. The exemption provided in s. 77.54 (31), Stats., applies to the sale of, but not the lease or rental of, used mobile homes as defined in s. 101.91 (10), Stats., and used manufactured homes as defined in s. 101.91 (12), Stats.
Tax 11.68(7)(a)10. 10. Advertising signs, except their underground concrete foundations. A foundation is underground even though a portion of the foundation extends above the grade.
Tax 11.68(7)(a)11. 11. Buildings and standing timber sold for removal.
Tax 11.68(7)(a)12. 12. Utility transmission and distribution lines installed above ground on land owned by others as provided in s. Tax 11.86 (1), and oil and gas pipeline pumping station equipment.
Tax 11.68(7)(a)13. 13. Commercial and industrial incinerators which do not become an integral part of the building.
Tax 11.68(7)(a)14. 14. Seating in auditoriums and theaters, and theater stage lights and projection equipment.
Tax 11.68(7)(a)15. 15. Stop and go lights, railroad signs and signals, and street identification signs.
Tax 11.68(7)(b)1.1. In this paragraph, "lump sum contract" means a contract to perform real property construction activities and to provide tangible personal property, items or property under s. 77.52 (1) (b) or (c), Stats., or taxable services and for which the contractor quotes the charge for labor, services of subcontractors, tangible personal property, items and property under s. 77.52 (1) (b) and (c), Stats., and taxable services as one price, including a contract for which the contractor itemizes the charges for labor, services of subcontractors, tangible personal property, items and property under s. 77.52 (1) (b) and (c), Stats., and taxable services as part of a schedule of values or similar document.
Tax 11.68(7)(b)2. 2. A contractor's sales price of a lump sum contract is exempt from tax if the total sales price of all taxable products and services sold by the contractor as a part of the lump sum contract is less than 10 percent of the total amount of the lump sum contract. Except as provided in subd. 3., the contractor is the consumer of such taxable products and must pay tax on its purchase of the taxable products.
Tax 11.68(7)(b)3. 3. If the lump sum contract is entered into with an entity that is exempt from taxation under s. 77.54 (9a), Stats., the contractor is the consumer of all taxable products used by the contractor in real property construction activities, but the contractor may purchase without tax, for resale, tangible personal property, items and property under s. 77.52 (1) (b) and (c), Stats., and taxable services that are sold by the contractor as part of the lump sum contract with the entity and that are not consumed by the contractor in real property construction activities.
Examples: 1) A refrigerator and drapes are included in the contract to construct a new house. No separate charge is made for the refrigerator and drapes, but, based on a reasonable allocation, the sales price of the refrigerator and drapes is less than 10 percent of the total contract amount. Therefore, the cost of the refrigerator and drapes to the construction contractor is the construction contractor's measure subject to sales tax.
2) Landscaping services are included in a contract to build a building. No separate charge is made for the landscaping services, but, based on a reasonable allocation, the sales price of the landscape services is more than 10 percent of the total contract amount. Since the sales price of the landscaping services, based on a reasonable allocation, is more than 10 percent of the contract amount, the construction contractor is required to make an allocation between the taxable landscaping services and the other nontaxable charges included in the contract and charge Wisconsin sales tax on the sales price of those landscaping services.
Tax 11.68(8) (8)Property, items, and goods purchased by a person who performs both real property construction activities and sells tangible personal property or items, property, or goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), or (d), Stats., at retail, when destination of property, item, or good purchased is unknown at time of purchase. Section 77.51 (2), Stats., provides in part that a contractor engaged primarily in real property construction activities may use resale certificates only with respect to purchases of tangible personal property or items or goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b) or (d), Stats., which the contractor has sound reason to believe the contractor will sell to customers for whom the contractor will not perform real property construction activities involving the use of such tangible personal property or items or goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b) or (d), Stats. However, some construction contractors who also sell construction supplies at retail do not know when they purchase these supplies whether they will be consumed in construction contracts or resold to others. In these instances, a construction contractor may do one of the following at the time of making purchases:
Tax 11.68(8)(a) (a) Give an exemption certificate claiming resale to suppliers and purchase the property, item, or good without tax. If the contractor later resells the property, item, or good, the contractor shall report the sales and collect and remit the tax on the sales price to customers. If the property, item, or good is used in fulfillment of a construction contract, the contractor shall pay a use tax on its purchase price.
Tax 11.68(8)(b) (b) Pay sales tax to suppliers on all property, items, and goods purchased. If the property, item, or good is later consumed in fulfilling a real property construction contract, the tax obligation is taken care of. If the property, item, or good is resold at retail, the contractor shall collect and remit sales tax on these retail sales, but may take as a credit against the sales tax any tax paid to suppliers on the purchase of such property, item, or good.
Tax 11.68(9) (9)Property, items, and goods purchased to fulfill a contract with an exempt entity.
Tax 11.68(9)(a)(a) The sales tax exemption provided to governmental units and other exempt entities, such as churches and nonprofit hospitals, does not apply to building materials purchased by a contractor for use under a construction contract to alter, repair, or improve real property for the exempt entity. The sales price received from sales of these building materials to a contractor is subject to the tax if the building materials become part of real property after construction or installation.
Tax 11.68 Note Examples: 1) A contractor shall pay the tax to its supplier of tangible personal property and items, property, and goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), and (d), Stats., purchased to construct a bridge, road, or governmental building, since the property, item, or good becomes a part of realty after installation.
Tax 11.68 Note 2) A contractor shall pay tax on its purchases of equipment for use at a municipal well or pumping station that becomes a part of realty after installation.
Tax 11.68(9)(b) (b) A contractor may purchase without tax for resale tangible personal property and items, property, and goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), and (d), Stats., which retain their character as personal property after installation as described in sub. (7), and taxable services, even though the resale of the property, item, good, or taxable service by the contractor is exempt when sold to a governmental unit or other exempt entity having a Wisconsin certificate of exempt status. This property includes furniture; processing machinery or equipment used in a municipal sewerage or water treatment plant; classroom laboratory sinks, tables, and other equipment; and seating for an auditorium. Taxable services include landscaping services. This exemption does not apply to property, items, goods, or taxable services which become a part of real property as described in sub. (6) and par. (a).
Tax 11.68(10) (10)Use of property, items, and goods purchased outside Wisconsin.
Tax 11.68(10)(a)(a) If a construction contractor, when the contractor acts as a consumer, purchases property, items, or goods outside Wisconsin for use in Wisconsin, the contractor shall pay the Wisconsin use tax, but may claim a credit against this use tax for any sales or use tax legally due and paid in the state where the purchase was made.
Tax 11.68(10)(b) (b) If a construction contractor purchases property, items, or goods outside Wisconsin which will be stored in Wisconsin and subsequently used in real property construction activities outside Wisconsin, the contractor shall pay the Wisconsin use tax on those purchases, but may claim a credit against this use tax for any sales or use tax legally due and paid in the state where the purchase was made or where the property, item, or good was used prior to being stored in Wisconsin.
Tax 11.68(10)(c) (c) If Wisconsin has jurisdiction over the out-of-state supplier, the supplier shall collect the use tax and remit it to the department. If the supplier fails to collect the tax, the contractor shall report and pay the tax to Wisconsin.
Tax 11.68 Note Note: The use tax as provided for in sub. (10) does not apply prior to August 12, 1993, to raw materials purchased outside Wisconsin that are, prior to being stored, used or consumed in Wisconsin, manufactured into tangible personal property by that contractor outside Wisconsin, or that are fabricated or altered outside Wisconsin by that contractor so as to become different or distinct items of tangible personal property from the constituent materials pursuant to the Circuit Court of Dane County decision in Morton Buildings, Inc. vs. Wisconsin Department of Revenue (2/10/92).
Tax 11.68(11) (11)Construction and repair services.
Tax 11.68(11)(a)(a) A contractor who performs real property construction activities may not add tax to any charge for labor or material, since the sales price received from these activities is not taxable. The tax which a contractor pays on its purchases of materials consumed in real property construction increases its cost of the materials and becomes a cost of doing business.
Tax 11.68(11)(b) (b) A contractor's charges for the repair, service, alteration, fitting, cleaning, painting, coating, towing, inspection, and maintenance of all tangible personal property and items, property, and goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), and (d), Stats., are taxable. Solely for the purpose of imposing the tax on these services, numerous items that in other circumstances and for other purposes are deemed part of real property are deemed to retain their character as tangible personal property. Accordingly, any construction contractor who is engaged in the repair, service, alteration, fitting, cleaning, painting, coating, towing, inspection, and maintenance of any items listed in par. (c) or other items of tangible personal property or items, property, or goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), or (d), Stats., shall register as a retailer and pay the tax on the sales price received from the performance of these services except that the tax does not apply to the original installation or complete replacement of an item listed in par. (c), if that installation or replacement is a real property construction activity under s. 77.51 (2), Stats.
Tax 11.68(11)(c) (c) Section 77.52 (2) (ag), Stats., provides in part that the following items shall be considered to have retained their character as tangible personal property, regardless of the extent to which the item is fastened to, connected with or built into real property:
Tax 11.68(11)(c)1. 1. Furnaces.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)2. 2. Boilers.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)3. 3. Stoves.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)4. 4. Ovens, including associated hoods and exhaust systems.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)5. 5. Heaters.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)6. 6. Air conditioners.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)7. 7. Humidifiers.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)8. 8. Dehumidifiers.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)9. 9. Refrigerators.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)10. 10. Coolers.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)11. 11. Freezers.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)12. 12. Water pumps.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)13. 13. Water heaters.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)14. 14. Water conditioners and softeners.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)15. 15. Clothes washers.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)16. 16. Clothes dryers.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)17. 17. Dishwashers.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)18. 18. Garbage disposal units.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)19. 19. Radios and radio antennas.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)20. 20. Incinerators.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)21. 21. Television receivers and antennas.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)22. 22. Record players.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)23. 23. Tape players.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)24. 24. Jukeboxes.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)25. 25. Vacuum cleaners.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)26. 26. Furniture and furnishings.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)27. 27. Carpeting and rugs.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)28. 28. Bathroom fixtures.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)30. 30. Awnings.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)31. 31. Blinds.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)32. 32. Gas and electric logs.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)33. 33. Heat lamps.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)34. 34. Electronic dust collectors.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)35. 35. Grills and rotisseries.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)36. 36. Bar equipment.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)37. 37. Intercoms.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)38. 38. Recreational, sporting, gymnasium, and athletic goods and equipment including the following:
Tax 11.68(11)(c)38.a. a. Bowling alleys.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)38.b. b. Golf practice equipment.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)38.c. c. Pool tables.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)38.d. d. Punching bags.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)38.e. e. Ski tows.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)38.f. f. Swimming pools.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)39. 39. Equipment in offices, business facilities, schools, and hospitals but not in residential facilities including personal residences, apartments, long-term care facilities, as defined under s. 16.009 (1) (em), Stats., state institutions, as defined under s. 101.123 (1) (i), Stats., Type 1 juvenile correctional facilities, as defined in s. 938.02 (19), Stats., or similar facilities including the following:
Tax 11.68(11)(c)39.b. b. Chandeliers.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)39.d. d. Venetian blinds.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)39.e. e. Canvas awnings.
Tax 11.68(11)(c)39.f. f. Office and business machines.
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