Tax 9.61 History History: 1-2-56; am. Register, June, 1975, No. 234, eff. 7-1-75; am. Register, August, 1996, No. 488, eff. 9-1-96.
Tax 9.67 Tax 9.67 Cigarette tax credit.
Tax 9.67(1) (1) Payment for cigarette tax stamps. Under s. 139.32 (6), Stats., manufacturers and distributors having obtained a permit from the secretary of revenue may purchase cigarette tax stamps on credit. The credit extended by the department for any cigarette tax stamp purchase shall become due and payable upon the earlier of:
Tax 9.67(1)(a) (a) Formal demand by the department.
Tax 9.67(1)(b) (b) Fifteen days after the close of the month in which the indicia were received by the manufacturer or distributor.
Tax 9.67(2) (2)Investigation. The department may investigate the financial stability of the applicant and may deny credit to any permittee when there is any question of ability to pay as required in this section.
Tax 9.67(3) (3)Revocation of privilege. The privilege granted to any manufacturer or distributor of making cigarette tax stamp purchases on credit may be revoked at any time at the discretion of the department.
Tax 9.67 Note Note: Section Tax 9.67 interprets s. 139.32 (6), Stats.
Tax 9.67 History History: Cr. Register, November, 1957, No. 23, eff. 12-1-57; am. Register, 68, eff. 9-1-61; am. Register, June, 1975, No. 234, eff. 7-1-75; emerg. r. and recr. eff. 9-1-93; r. and recr. Register, February, 1994, No. 458, eff. 3-1-94.
Tax 9.68 Tax 9.68 Ownership and name changes.
Tax 9.68(1) (1) General. Under s. 139.34 (4), Stats., a cigarette permit is not transferable to another person. This section clarifies when a new cigarette permit is required, as the result of an ownership or name change, or both.
Tax 9.68(2) (2)Ownership change.
Tax 9.68(2)(a)(a) When there is a change in ownership of a business, the new owner shall apply for a new permit using form CTP-129, except as provided in par. (c). The new owner shall notify the department not later than 10 days prior to the change.
Tax 9.68 Note Note: Form CTP-129 is available on the department's web site at www.revenue.wi.gov.
Tax 9.68(2)(b) (b) A new permit shall be obtained by using form CTP-129 when there is a change in ownership of a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or other form of ownership, except as provided in par. (c).
Tax 9.68 Note Examples. A new permit is required if: 1) A sole proprietorship or partnership incorporates.
Tax 9.68 Note 2) A sole proprietorship is sold to a different sole proprietor.
Tax 9.68 Note 3) A sole proprietorship becomes a partnership.
Tax 9.68 Note 4) A partner in a partnership leaves the partnership or a partner is added to the partnership.
Tax 9.68 Note 5) The federal employer identification number of a business changes.
Tax 9.68(2)(c) (c) A new permit is not required for a change in the ownership of a corporation unless either of the following occurs:
Tax 9.68(2)(c)1. 1. A corporation is merged with another corporation, the merged corporation ceases to exist, and the surviving corporation does not have a valid permit.
Tax 9.68(2)(c)2. 2. The federal employer identification number of a corporation changes.
Tax 9.68(3) (3)Name change.
Tax 9.68(3)(a)(a) A permittee shall notify the department of a name change at least 10 days prior to the change and the permittee shall retain the same permit number.
Tax 9.68(3)(b) (b) A rider, verifying the name change, such as one filed by a permittee's insurance company at the request of the permittee, shall be submitted and attached to the security documents on file with the department. If no security is on file, or if a rider is not filed with the department, new security shall be deposited under the new name as required, and any old security shall be returned to the permittee.
Tax 9.68 Note Note: Section Tax 9.68 interprets s. 139.34 (4), Stats.
Tax 9.68 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1991, No. 429, eff. 10-1-91; am. (2) (b) and (3) (b), Register, August, 1996, No. 488, eff. 9-1-96.
Tax 9.69 Tax 9.69 Master settlement agreement with tobacco product manufacturers.
Tax 9.69(1) (1) Purpose. This section describes requirements and methods relating to collecting, maintaining and reporting data regarding the number of Wisconsin state cigarette excise tax stamps affixed to packages of cigarettes, and the amount of "roll-your-own" cigarette tobacco, sold in Wisconsin each year.
Tax 9.69 Note Note: The data collected, maintained and reported under this section shall be used to ascertain the amount of Wisconsin excise tax paid on the cigarettes of each tobacco product manufacturer that elects to place funds in a qualified escrow fund under s. 995.10, Stats., for each year, or, if the department deems it appropriate, is a participating manufacturer under the master settlement agreement between the state and tobacco product manufacturers, pursuant to 1999 Wis. Act 122.
Tax 9.69(2) (2)Definitions. In this section:
Tax 9.69(2)(a) (a) "Cigarette" has the same meaning as in s. 995.10 (1) (d), Stats., and includes "roll-your-own" cigarette tobacco.
Tax 9.69(2)(b) (b) "Master settlement agreement" has the same meaning as in s. 995.10 (1) (e), Stats.
Tax 9.69(2)(c) (c) "Qualified escrow fund" has the same meaning as in s. 995.10 (1) (f), Stats.
Tax 9.69(2)(d) (d) "Sell" or "sale" has the same meaning as in s. 139.30 (12), Stats.
Tax 9.69(2)(e) (e) "Tobacco product manufacturer" has the same meaning as in s. 995.10 (1) (i), Stats., and includes both a cigarette manufacturer under subch. II of ch. 139, Stats., and a tobacco products manufacturer under subch. III of ch. 139, Stats., that sells "roll-your-own" cigarette tobacco.
Tax 9.69(2)(f) (f) "Wisconsin consumer" means a consumer within this state, including a direct consumer, distributor, retailer or intermediary similar to a distributor or a retailer.
Tax 9.69(3) (3)Reporting requirement.
Tax 9.69(3)(a)(a) Every tobacco product manufacturer that elects to sell cigarettes to Wisconsin consumers shall, by the 15th day of each month, file a schedule with the department that reconciles the number of Wisconsin state cigarette excise tax stamps affixed to packages of cigarettes sold to Wisconsin consumers and the amount of "roll-your-own" cigarette tobacco sold to Wisconsin consumers in the previous calendar month.
Tax 9.69(3)(b) (b) The schedule required under par. (a) shall contain all of the following information that is applicable:
Tax 9.69(3)(b)1. 1. A listing of each sale of cigarettes other than "roll-your-own" cigarette tobacco manufactured, or the name of the manufacturer of the cigarettes that were delivered to Wisconsin consumers, onto which state cigarette excise tax stamps were affixed.
Tax 9.69(3)(b)2. 2. A listing of each sale of "roll-your-own" cigarette tobacco manufactured, or the name of the manufacturer of the "roll-your-own" cigarette tobacco, that was delivered to Wisconsin consumers.
Tax 9.69(3)(b)3. 3. For each manufacturer listed pursuant to subd. 1., a listing of all brands of cigarettes sold and the number of Wisconsin state cigarette excise tax stamps affixed to cigarette packages with respect to each brand.
Tax 9.69(3)(b)4. 4. For each brand of cigarettes listed for each manufacturer pursuant to subd. 3., the following additional information, if known:
Tax 9.69(3)(b)4.a. a. The name of the manufacturer of the cigarettes.
Tax 9.69(3)(b)4.b. b. The name of the person or entity first responsible for the cigarettes being designated or identified for sale in the United States.
Tax 9.69(3)(b)5. 5. For each sale of "roll-your-own" cigarette tobacco listed for each manufacturer pursuant to subd. 2., the following additional information, if known:
Tax 9.69(3)(b)5.a. a. The name of the manufacturer of the "roll-your-own" cigarette tobacco.
Tax 9.69(3)(b)5.b. b. The name of the person or entity first responsible for the "roll-your-own" cigarette tobacco being designated or identified for sale in the United States, by brand.
Tax 9.69(3)(b)6. 6. Any other information the department may deem necessary to administer the provisions of this section.
Tax 9.69(4) (4)Escrow fund certification requirements.
Tax 9.69(4)(a)(a) Every tobacco product manufacturer that is not a participating manufacturer under the master settlement agreement shall by April 15 of each year certify to the department and to the attorney general that the amounts required under s. 995.10 (2) (b), Stats., have been placed into a qualified escrow fund that is designated for Wisconsin judgments or release payments.
Tax 9.69(4)(b) (b) The certification required under par. (a) shall include all of the following:
Tax 9.69(4)(b)1. 1. The name of the qualified financial institution where the escrow fund is maintained.
Tax 9.69(4)(b)2. 2. The amount of funds placed into the escrow fund since the last reporting period, based on Wisconsin sales.
Tax 9.69(4)(b)3. 3. The amounts, if any, paid out of the escrow fund in judgments or release payments and the purpose of the disbursements.
Tax 9.69(4)(b)4. 4. The balance in the escrow fund as of March 31 of each year.
Tax 9.69(4)(b)5. 5. A copy of the escrow fund balance statement as of March 31 of each year.
Tax 9.69(5) (5)Recordkeeping requirements. Every tobacco product manufacturer required to file a schedule under sub. (3) shall maintain complete and accurate records to support the information reported on the required schedule. These records shall be maintained for a period of 4 years from the date of sale into Wisconsin and shall include all of the following:
Tax 9.69(5)(a) (a) Purchase records indicating the tobacco product manufacturer of the cigarettes, the date of purchase and the number of cigarettes by brand or amount of "roll-your-own" cigarette tobacco purchased, by brand.
Tax 9.69(5)(b) (b) Sales records indicating to whom the sale was made, the tobacco product manufacturer of the cigarettes, the date of sale and the number of cigarettes by brand or amount of "roll-your-own" cigarette tobacco sold.
Tax 9.69(5)(c) (c) The number of Wisconsin cigarette tax stamps placed on packages of cigarettes for sale in the state of Wisconsin.
Tax 9.69(5)(d) (d) Any additional records deemed necessary by the secretary.
Tax 9.69(6) (6)Remedies for noncompliance. The failure of a tobacco product manufacturer to either become a participating manufacturer under the terms of the master settlement agreement or place funds into a qualified escrow fund, as provided in s. 995.10 (2) (b) 1., Stats., shall be subject to civil action and penalties under s. 995.10 (2) (b) 3., Stats.
Tax 9.69 Note Note: Section Tax 9.69 interprets subchs. II and III of ch. 139, Stats., and s. 995.10, Stats.
Tax 9.69 History History: Emerg. cr., eff. 8-17-00; cr. Register, December, 2000, No. 540, eff. 1-1-01; corrections in (2) (a) to (e), (4) (a) and (6) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register September 2006 No. 609.
Tax 9.70 Tax 9.70 Cigarette and tobacco products tax bad debt deductions.
Tax 9.70(1)(1) Purpose. This section clarifies when and how a person who pays cigarette taxes or a distributor who pays tobacco taxes may claim a deduction under ss. 139.362 and 139.801, Stats., for cigarette and tobacco products tax attributable to bad debt.
Tax 9.70(2) (2)Definitions. In this section:
Tax 9.70(2)(a) (a) "Bad debt" has the meaning given in ss. 139.362 (1) and 139.801 (1), Stats.
Tax 9.70(2)(b) (b) "Cigarette" has the meaning given in s. 139.30 (1m), Stats.
Tax 9.70(2)(c) (c) "Distributor" has the meaning given in s. 139.75 (4), Stats.
Tax 9.70(2)(d) (d) "Tobacco products" has the meaning given in s. 139.75 (12), Stats.
Tax 9.70(3) (3)Bad debts.
Tax 9.70(3)(a)(a) Deduction from measure of tax. Using form CT-117, titled "Cigarette Distributor Bad Debt Deduction for Uncollectible Wisconsin Cigarette Tax," or form TT-117, titled "Tobacco Products Distributor Bad Debt Deduction for Uncollectible Wisconsin Tobacco Products Tax," a person who pays cigarette taxes or a distributor who pays tobacco taxes may claim a deduction on the monthly tax report for the cigarette and tobacco products tax attributable to bad debt that is written off as uncollectible in their books and records and that is eligible to be deducted as bad debt under s. 166 of the internal revenue code.
Tax 9.70(3)(b) (b) When to report the deduction. The deduction under par. (a) shall be claimed on the monthly tax report that is submitted for the month in which the amount of the deduction is written off as uncollectible and in which such amount is eligible to be deducted as a bad debt under s. 166 of the internal revenue code.
Tax 9.70 Note Example: A distributor writes off a debt attributable to tobacco products tax on September 10, 2005. At the time the debt is written off it is eligible to be deducted as a bad debt under s. 166 of the internal revenue code. The distributor may claim a bad debt deduction by attaching a completed form TT-117 to the monthly tobacco products tax report filed for the month of September 2005.
Tax 9.70(3)(c) (c) Recovery of bad debt. If a person who pays cigarette taxes or a distributor who pays tobacco taxes subsequently collects in whole or in part any bad debt for which a deduction is claimed under par. (a), they shall include the amount collected in the monthly tax report filed for the month in which the amount is collected and shall pay the tax with the report.
Tax 9.70(3)(d) (d) Payments and credits. Payments and credits applied to a debt before it is written off as uncollectible shall be apportioned to the amount of such debt attributable to cigarette or tobacco products tax on the basis of the ratio of the cigarette or tobacco products tax to be paid per the invoice to the total amount to be paid per the invoice. The amount so apportioned shall reduce the amount of debt attributable to cigarette or tobacco products tax to arrive at the deduction under par. (a).
Tax 9.70 Note Examples: 1) At a time when the cigarette tax rate is 12.6¢ per stick, Person A sells cigarettes to Customer B. The amount of the invoice is $20,000, consisting of cigarette tax of $5,040, cost of cigarettes of $12,000 and sundries of $2,960. Customer B defaults and discontinues operations, leaving a balance due to Person A of $2,100, which includes interest of $200 not included in the original invoice amount. The deductible tax is $478.80, computed as follows:
Tax per invoice     $5,040.00
Invoice amount   $ 20,000.00
Unpaid invoice amount –   -1,900.00
Paid invoice amount   $ 18,100.00
Portion constituting tax*   x .252
Tax paid     - $4,561.20
Tax that may be deducted     $ 478.80
*$5,040 tax ÷ $20,000 invoice amount = .252.
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