73.03(58) (58)
73.03(58)(a)(a) Notwithstanding any provision of ss. 179.76, 180.1161, 181.1161, and 183.1207, to treat, for state tax purposes, the conversion of a business entity to another form of business entity under s. 179.76, 180.1161, 181.1161, or 183.1207 in the same manner as the conversion is treated for federal tax purposes.
73.03(58)(b) (b) Notwithstanding any provision of ss. 179.77, 180.1101, 180.1104, 181.1101, 181.1104, and 183.1201, to treat, for state tax purposes, the merger of a business entity with one or more business entities under s. 179.77, 180.1101, 180.1104, 181.1101, 181.1104, or 183.1201 in the same manner as the merger is treated for federal tax purposes.
73.03(59) (59) To enforce ss. 945.03 (2m) and 945.04 (2m).
73.03(60) (60) To enforce s. 945.05 (1m), in cases in which the department determines that the video gambling machine involved is likely to be used in connection with a violation of s. 945.03 (2m) or 945.04 (2m).
73.03(61) (61) To do all of the following related to the Uniform Sales and Use Tax Administration Act:
73.03(61)(a) (a) Certify compliance with the agreement, as defined in s. 77.65 (2) (a).
73.03(61)(b) (b) Pursuant to the agreement, as defined in s. 77.65 (2) (a), certify certified service providers, as defined in s. 77.51 (1g), and certified automated systems, as defined in s. 77.524 (1) (am).
73.03(61)(c) (c) Consistent with the agreement, as defined in s. 77.65 (2) (a), establish performance standards and eligibility criteria for a seller that sells tangible personal property, or items, property, or goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), or (d), or taxable services in at least 5 states that are signatories to the agreement, as defined in s. 77.65 (2) (a); that has total annual sales revenue of at least $500,000,000; that has a proprietary system that calculates the amount of tax owed to each taxing jurisdiction in which the seller sells tangible personal property, or items, property, or goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), or (d) or taxable services; and that has entered into a performance agreement with the states that are signatories to the agreement, as defined in s. 77.65 (2) (a). For purposes of this paragraph, "seller" includes an affiliated group of sellers using the same proprietary system to calculate the amount of tax owed in each taxing jurisdiction in which the sellers sell tangible personal property, or items, property, or goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), or (d), or taxable services.
73.03(61)(d) (d) Issue a tax identification number to a person who claims an exemption under subch. III or V of ch. 77 and who is not required to register with the department for the purposes of subch. III or V of ch. 77 and establish procedures for the registration of such a person.
73.03(61)(e) (e) Maintain a database that is accessible to sellers and certified service providers, as defined in s. 77.51 (1g), that indicates whether items defined in accordance with the agreement, as defined in s. 77.65 (2) (a), are taxable or nontaxable.
73.03(61)(f) (f) Maintain a database that is accessible to sellers and certified service providers, as defined in s. 77.51 (1g), and available in a downloadable format approved by the governing board of the agreement, as defined in s. 77.65 (2) (a), that indicates tax rates, taxing jurisdiction boundaries, and zip code or address assignments related to the administration of taxes imposed under subchs. III and V of ch. 77. The database shall be provided at no cost and be available to sellers and certified service providers, as defined in s. 77.51 (1g), no later than the first day of the month prior to the first day of the calendar quarter.
73.03(61)(g) (g) Set forth the information that the seller shall provide to the department for tax exemptions claimed by purchasers and establish the manner in which a seller shall provide such information to the department.
73.03(61)(h) (h) Provide monetary allowances, in addition to the retailer's discount provided under s. 77.61 (4) (c), to certified service providers, as defined in s. 77.51 (1g), and sellers that use certified automated systems, as defined in s. 77.524 (1) (am), or proprietary systems, pursuant to the agreement, as defined in s. 77.65 (2) (a).
73.03(62) (62) To prepare and maintain a list of all persons who owe delinquent taxes, including interest, penalties, fees, and costs, to the department, in excess of $5,000, which are unpaid for more than 90 days after all appeal rights have expired; to post the names of persons from this list on the Internet at a site that is created and maintained by the department for this purpose; and to distribute the posted information to Internet search engines so the information is searchable. The Internet site shall list the name, address, type of tax due, and amount of tax due, including interest, penalties, fees, and costs for each person who has one of the delinquent taxpayer accounts, and the Internet site shall contain a special page for the persons who have the 100 largest delinquent taxpayer accounts. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the department shall update the Internet site on a quarterly basis, and shall send the updates to the Internet search engines. The department may not post on the Internet or distribute to Internet search engines the name of any person who has reached an agreement or compromise with the department, or the department of justice, under s. 71.92 and is in compliance with that agreement, regarding the payment of delinquent taxes, or the name of any person who is protected by a stay that is in effect under the Federal Bankruptcy Code; the Internet posting and Internet search engines shall be updated each business day, as defined in s. 562.01 (3m), to comply with these prohibitions.
73.03(63) (63) Notwithstanding the amount limitations specified under s. 560.205 (3) (d), 2009 stats., or s. 238.15 (3) (d), in consultation with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, to carry forward to subsequent taxable years unclaimed credit amounts of the early stage seed investment credits under ss. 71.07 (5b), 71.28 (5b), 71.47 (5b), and 76.638 and the angel investment credit under s. 71.07 (5d). Annually, no later than July 1, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation shall submit to the department of revenue its recommendations for the carry forward of credit amounts as provided under this subsection.
73.03(64) (64) To post on the Internet a list of every person who has had a seller's permit revoked under s. 77.52 (11). The Internet site shall list the real name, business name, address, revocation date, type of tax due, and amount due, including interests, penalties, fees, and costs, for each person who has had a seller's permit revoked under s. 77.52 (11). The department shall update the Internet site periodically to add revoked permits and to remove permits that are no longer revoked or for which the permit holder has made sufficient arrangements with the department so that the permit holder may be issued a monthly seller's permit. The department shall update the Internet site quarterly to remove revoked permits for entities that have been out of business for at least one year.
73.03(65) (65)
73.03(65)(a)(a) To enter into agreements with federally recognized American Indian tribes or bands in this state to collect, remit, and provide refunds of the following taxes for activities that occur on tribal lands or are undertaken by tribal members outside of tribal lands:
73.03(65)(a)1. 1. Income taxes imposed under subch. I of ch. 71.
73.03(65)(a)2. 2. Withholding taxes imposed under subch. X of ch. 71.
73.03(65)(a)3. 3. Sales and use taxes under subch. III of ch. 77.
73.03(65)(a)4. 4. Motor vehicle fuel taxes imposed under subch. I of ch. 78.
73.03(65)(a)5. 5. Beverage taxes imposed under subch. I of ch. 139.
73.03(65)(b) (b) For purposes of this subsection, all tax and financial information disclosed during negotiations, or exchanged pursuant to a final agreement, between the department and a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state is subject to the confidentiality provisions under ss. 71.78 and 77.61 (5).
73.03(65)(c) (c) The department shall submit a copy of each agreement negotiated under this subsection to the joint committee on finance no later than 30 days after the agreement is signed by the department and the tribe or band.
73.03(67) (67) To submit a request for a supplement under s. 16.515 for administering the debt collection program under s. 71.93 (8) (b) that includes a detailed plan for implementing the program, a listing of agencies and other entities that would participate in the program, an estimate of the amount of debt collections under the program, and the fees that the debtors would pay under the program.
73.03(68) (68) At the request of the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission, as provided under s. 111.91 (3q), to determine the average annual percentage change in the U.S. consumer price index for all urban consumers, U.S. city average, as determined by the federal department of labor, for the 12 months immediately preceding the request from the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission.
73.03(69) (69)
73.03(69)(a)(a) To, effective on January 1, 2014, implement a program to register businesses for purposes of s. 71.05 (25) and (26). A business shall register electronically with the department each year for which the business desires registration.
73.03(69)(b) (b) A business may register under this subsection if, in the business's taxable year ending immediately before the date of the businesses registration, all of the following apply:
73.03(69)(b)1. 1. The business has at least 2 full-time employees and the amount of payroll compensation paid by the business in this state is equal to at least 50 percent of the amount of all payroll compensation paid by the business.
73.03(69)(b)2. 2. The value of real and tangible personal property owned or rented and used by the business in this state is equal to at least 50 percent of the value of all real and tangible personal property owned or rented and used by the business.
73.03(69)(c) (c) The department may adopt rules for the administration of this subsection.
73.03(69)(d) (d) For each year beginning after December 31, 2013, the department shall compile a list of businesses registered under this subsection and shall make the list available to the public at the department's Internet site.
73.03(71) (71)
73.03(71)(a)(a) To determine the amount of additional revenue that the department collected from the taxes imposed under subch. III of ch. 77 as a result of any federal law to expand the state's authority to require out-of-state retailers to collect and remit the taxes imposed under subch. III of ch. 77 on purchases by Wisconsin residents during the first 12 months following the date on which the department begins collecting the additional revenue as a result of a change in federal law.
73.03(71)(b) (b) After the department makes the determination under par. (a), the department shall determine how much the individual income tax rates under s. 71.06 may be reduced in the following taxable year in order to eliminate the alternative minimum tax under s. 71.08 and decrease individual income tax revenue by the amount determined under par. (a). For purposes of this paragraph, the department shall calculate the tax rate reductions in proportion to the share of gross tax attributable to each of the tax brackets under s. 71.06 in effect during the most recently completed taxable year.
73.03(71)(c) (c) The department shall certify the determinations made under pars. (a) and (b) to the secretary of the department of administration, to the governor, and to the legislature and specify with that certification that the elimination of the alternative minimum tax and the new tax rates take effect in the taxable year following the taxable year in which the department makes the certification under this paragraph.
73.03 Annotation The department's construction of a tax law in an official technical information memorandum estopped the department from collecting a tax. Department of Revenue v. Family Hospital, 105 Wis. 2d 250, 313 N.W.2d 828 (1982).
73.03 Annotation The department's subpoena authority does not permit it to take possession of subpoenaed records for more than one business day; however, the department may repeatedly subpoena records until its investigation is completed. State v. Kielisch, 123 Wis. 2d 125, 365 N.W.2d 904 (Ct. App. 1985).
73.0301 73.0301 License denial, nonrenewal, discontinuation, suspension and revocation based on tax delinquency.
73.0301(1)(1) Definitions. In this section:
73.0301(1)(a) (a) "Credential" has the meaning given in s. 440.01 (2) (a), but does not include a registration as an inactive licensee under s. 452.12 (6) (b).
73.0301(1)(b) (b) "Credentialing board" means a board, examining board or affiliated credentialing board in the department of safety and professional services that grants a credential.
73.0301(1)(c) (c) "Liable for delinquent taxes" means that a person has exhausted all legal remedies to challenge the assertion that the person owes taxes, including penalties, interest, fees and costs, under ch. 71, 72, 76, 77, 78, 125 or 139 and sufficient time has elapsed so that the person is delinquent in the payment of those taxes.
73.0301(1)(d) (d) "License" means any of the following:
73.0301(1)(d)1. 1. An approval specified in s. 29.024 (2r) or a license specified in s. 169.35.
73.0301(1)(d)2. 2. A license issued by the department of children and families under s. 48.66 (1) (a) to a child welfare agency, group home, shelter care facility, or child care center, as required by s. 48.60, 48.625, 48.65, or 938.22 (7).
73.0301(1)(d)3. 3. A license, certificate of approval, provisional license, conditional license, certification, certification card, registration, permit, training permit or approval specified in s. 50.35, 50.49 (6) (a) or (10), 51.038, 51.04, 51.42 (7) (b) 11., 51.421 (3) (a), 51.45 (8), 146.40 (3), (3g), or (3m), 252.23 (2), 252.24 (2), 254.176, 254.20 (3), 255.08 (2) (a), 256.15 (5) (a) or (b), (6g) (a), (7), or (8) (a) or (f) or 343.305 (6) (a) or a permit for operation of a campground specified in s. 254.47 (1).
73.0301(1)(d)3m. 3m. A license or certificate issued by the department of workforce development under s. 102.17 (1) (c), 103.275 (2) (b), 103.34 (3) (c), 103.91 (1), 103.92 (3), 104.07 (1) or (2), or 105.13 (1).
73.0301(1)(d)5. 5. A license, as defined in s. 101.02 (20) (a).
73.0301(1)(d)6. 6. A license or certificate of registration issued by the department of financial institutions, or a division of it, under ss. 138.09, 138.12, 138.14, 202.12 to 202.14, 202.22, 217.06, 218.0101 to 218.0163, 218.02, 218.04, 218.05, 224.72, 224.725, 224.93 or under subch. IV of ch. 551.
73.0301(1)(d)6m. 6m. A certificate or registration issued under s. 168.23 (3).
73.0301(1)(d)7. 7. A license described in s. 218.0114 (14) (a) and (g), a license described in s. 218.0114 (14) (b), (c) or (e), a license issued under s. 218.11, 218.12, 218.22, 218.32, 218.41, 343.61 or 343.62, a buyer identification card issued under s. 218.51 or a certificate of registration issued under s. 341.51.
73.0301(1)(d)7m. 7m. A license issued under s. 562.05 or 563.24.
73.0301(1)(d)8. 8. A license, registration or certification specified in s. 299.07 (1) (a).
73.0301(1)(d)9. 9. A credential.
73.0301(1)(d)10. 10. A license or permit granted by the department of public instruction.
73.0301(1)(d)11. 11. A license to practice law.
73.0301(1)(d)12. 12. A license issued under s. 628.04, 628.92 (1), 632.69 (2), or 633.14, a registration under s. 628.92 (2), or a temporary license issued under s. 628.09.
73.0301(1)(d)13. 13. A license issued by the government accountability board under s. 13.63 (1).
73.0301(1)(d)14. 14. A permit under s. 170.12.
73.0301(1)(e) (e) "Licensing department" means the department of administration; the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection; the board of commissioners of public lands; the department of children and families; the government accountability board; the department of financial institutions; the department of health services; the department of natural resources; the department of public instruction; the department of safety and professional services; the department of workforce development; the office of the commissioner of insurance; or the department of transportation.
73.0301(1)(f) (f) "Nondelinquency certificate" means a certificate that the department of revenue issues to a person and that states that the person is not delinquent in the payment of taxes, including penalties, interest, fees and costs, under ch. 71, 72, 76, 77, 78, 125 or 139.
73.0301(2) (2)Duties and powers of licensing departments.
73.0301(2)(a)(a) Each licensing department and the supreme court, if the supreme court agrees, shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the department of revenue under sub. (4) (a) that requires the licensing department or supreme court to do all of the following:
73.0301(2)(a)1. 1. Request the department of revenue to certify whether an applicant for a license or license renewal or continuation is liable for delinquent taxes. With respect to an applicant for a license granted by a credentialing board, the department of safety and professional services shall make a request under this subdivision. This subdivision does not apply to the department of transportation with respect to licenses described in sub. (1) (d) 7.
73.0301(2)(a)2. 2. Request the department of revenue to certify whether a license holder is liable for delinquent taxes. With respect to a holder of a license granted by a credentialing board, the department of safety and professional services shall make a request under this subdivision.
73.0301(2)(b) (b) Each licensing department and the supreme court, if the supreme court agrees, shall do all of the following:
73.0301(2)(b)1.a.a. If, after a request is made under par. (a) 1. or 2., the department of revenue certifies that the license holder or applicant for a license or license renewal or continuation is liable for delinquent taxes, revoke the license or deny the application for the license or license renewal or continuation. The department of transportation may suspend licenses described in sub. (1) (d) 7. in lieu of revoking those licenses. A suspension, revocation or denial under this subd. 1. a. is not subject to administrative review or, except as provided in subd. 2. and sub. (5) (am), judicial review. With respect to a license granted by a credentialing board, the department of safety and professional services shall make a revocation or denial under this subd. 1. a. With respect to a license to practice law, the department of revenue shall not submit a certification under this subd. 1. a. to the supreme court until after the license holder or applicant has exhausted his or her remedies under sub. (5) (a) and (am) or has failed to make use of such remedies.
73.0301(2)(b)1.b. b. Mail a notice of suspension, revocation or denial under subd. 1. a. to the license holder or applicant. The notice shall include a statement of the facts that warrant the suspension, revocation or denial and a statement that the license holder or applicant may, within 30 days after the date on which the notice of denial, suspension or revocation is mailed, file a written request with the department of revenue to have the certification of tax delinquency on which the suspension, revocation or denial is based reviewed at a hearing under sub. (5) (a). With respect to a license granted by a credentialing board, the department of safety and professional services shall mail a notice under this subd. 1. b. With respect to a license to practice law, the department of revenue shall mail a notice under this subd. 1. b. and the notice shall indicate that the license holder or applicant may request a hearing under sub. (5) (a) and (am) and that the department of revenue shall submit a certificate of delinquency to suspend, revoke, or deny a license to practice law to the supreme court after the license holder or applicant has exhausted his or her remedies under sub. (5) (a) and (am) or has failed to make use of such remedies. A notice sent to a person who holds a license to practice law or who is an applicant for a license to practice law shall also indicate that the department of revenue may not submit a certificate of delinquency to the supreme court if the license holder or applicant pays the delinquent tax in full or enters into an agreement with the department of revenue to satisfy the delinquency.
73.0301(2)(b)2. 2. Except as provided in subd. 2m., if notified by the department of revenue that the department of revenue has affirmed a certification of tax delinquency after a hearing under sub. (5) (a), affirm a suspension, revocation or denial under subd. 1. a. A license holder or applicant may seek judicial review under ss. 227.52 to 227.60, except that the review shall be in the circuit court for Dane County, of an affirmation of a revocation or denial under this subdivision. With respect to a license granted by a credentialing board, the department of safety and professional services shall make an affirmation under this subdivision.
73.0301(2)(b)2m. 2m. With respect to a license to practice law, if notified by the department of revenue that the department of revenue has affirmed a certification of tax delinquency after any requested review under sub. (5) (a) and (am), decide whether to suspend, revoke, or deny a license to practice law.
73.0301(2)(b)3. 3. If a person submits a nondelinquency certificate issued under sub. (5) (b) 1., reinstate the license or grant the application for the license or license renewal or continuation, unless there are other grounds for suspending or revoking the license or for denying the application for the license or license renewal or continuation. If reinstatement is required under this subdivision, a person is not required to submit a new application or other material or to take a new test. No separate fee may be charged for reinstatement of a license under this subdivision. With respect to a license granted by a credentialing board, the department of safety and professional services shall reinstate a license or grant an application under this subdivision.
73.0301(2)(b)4. 4. If a person whose license has been suspended or revoked or whose application for a license or license renewal or continuation has been denied under subd. 1. a. submits a nondelinquency certificate issued under sub. (3) (a) 2., reinstate the license or grant the person's application for the license or license renewal or continuation, unless there are other grounds for not reinstating the license or for denying the application for the license or license renewal or continuation. With respect to a license granted by a credentialing board, the department of safety and professional services shall reinstate a license or grant an application under this subdivision.
73.0301(2)(c)1.1. Each licensing department and the supreme court may require a holder of a license to provide the following information upon request:
73.0301(2)(c)1.a. a. If the license holder is an individual and has a social security number, the license holder's social security number.
73.0301(2)(c)1.am. am. If the applicant is an individual and does not have a social security number, a statement made or subscribed under oath or affirmation that the applicant does not have a social security number. The form of the statement shall be prescribed by the department of children and families. A license issued in reliance upon a false statement submitted under this subd. 1. am. is invalid.
73.0301(2)(c)1.b. b. If the license holder is not an individual, the license holder's federal employer identification number.
73.0301(2)(c)2. 2. A licensing department may not disclose any information received under subd. 1. a. or b. to any person except to the department of revenue for the purpose of requesting certifications under par. (a) 1. or 2. in accordance with the memorandum of understanding under sub. (4) and administering state taxes, to the department of workforce development for the purpose of requesting certifications under s. 108.227 (2) (a) 1. or 2. in accordance with the memorandum of understanding under s. 108.227 (4) and administering the unemployment insurance program, and to the department of children and families for the purpose of administering s. 49.22.
73.0301(3) (3)Duties and powers of department of revenue.
73.0301(3)(a)(a) The department of revenue shall do all of the following:
73.0301(3)(a)1. 1. Enter into a memorandum of understanding with each licensing department and the supreme court, if the supreme court agrees, under sub. (4) (a).
73.0301(3)(a)2. 2. Upon the request of any applicant for issuance, renewal, continuation or reinstatement of a license whose license has been previously revoked or whose application for a license or license renewal or continuation has been previously denied under sub. (2) (b) 1. a., issue a nondelinquency certificate to the applicant if the applicant is not liable for delinquent taxes.
73.0301(3)(b) (b) If a request for certification is made under sub. (2) (a) 1. or 2., the department of revenue may, in accordance with a memorandum of understanding entered into under par. (a) 1., certify to the licensing department or the supreme court that the applicant or license holder is liable for delinquent taxes.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Oct. 4, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Oct. 4, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-4-14)