76.48(1g)(a) (a) “Apportionment factor" has the meaning under s. 76.28 (1) (a).
76.48(1g)(b) (b) “Book cost of utility plant" has the meaning set forth in the uniform system of accounts prescribed by the U.S. rural electrification administration in bulletin 181-1, dated January 1, 1978.
76.48(1g)(c) (c) “Electric cooperative" means a cooperative association organized under ch. 185 that carries on the business of generating, transmitting or distributing electric energy to its members at wholesale or retail.
76.48(1g)(d) (d) “Gross revenues" means total operating revenues, except revenues for interdepartmental sales and for interdepartmental rents, less deductions from the sales and use tax under s. 77.61 (4) and, in respect to any electric cooperative that purchases more than 50 percent of the power it sells, less the actual cost of power purchased for resale by an electric cooperative, if the revenue from that purchased electric power is included in the seller's gross revenues or if the electric cooperative purchased more than 50 percent of the power it sold in the year prior to January 1, 1988, from a seller located outside this state. For an electric cooperative, “gross revenues" does not include grants awarded to the electric cooperative under s. 16.958 (2) (b). For a retail electric cooperative, “gross revenues" does not include low-income assistance fees collected by the retail electric cooperative under s. 16.957 (5) (a), low-income assistance fees received by the retail electric cooperative from a retail electric cooperative or municipal utility under a joint program established under s. 16.957 (5) (f). For a wholesale supplier, as defined in s. 16.957 (1) (w), “gross revenues" does not include any low-income assistance fees that are received from a municipal utility, as defined in s. 16.957 (1) (q), or retail electric cooperative or under a joint program established under s. 16.957 (5) (f).
76.48(1g)(dm) (dm) “Municipal utility" has the meaning given in s. 16.957 (1) (q).
76.48(1g)(e) (e) “Payroll factor" has the meaning under s. 76.28 (1) (f).
76.48(1g)(f) (f) “Property factor" has the meaning under s. 76.28 (1) (g).
76.48(1g)(fm) (fm) “Retail electric cooperative" has the meaning given in s. 16.957 (1) (t).
76.48(1g)(g) (g) “Sales factor" means a fraction the numerator of which is the electric cooperative's total sales of electricity in this state, not including sales to out-of-state purchasers that are delivered to transmission facilities in this state, for the tax period and the denominator of which is the electric cooperative's total sales of electricity for the tax period.
76.48(1g)(h) (h) “Tax period" has the meaning under s. 76.28 (1) (i).
76.48(1r) (1r)Except as provided in s. 76.29, every electric cooperative shall pay, in lieu of other general property and income or franchise taxes, an annual license fee equal to its apportionment factor multiplied by its gross revenues; excluding for the tax period, as defined in s. 76.29 (1) (f), gross revenues that are subject to the license fee under s. 76.29; multiplied by 3.19 percent. Real estate and personal property not used primarily for the purpose of generating, transmitting or distributing electric energy are subject to general property taxes. If a general structure is used in part to generate, transmit or distribute electric energy and in part for nonoperating purposes, the license fee imposed by this section is in place of the percentage of all other general property taxes that fairly measures and represents the extent of the use in generating, transmitting or distributing electric energy, and the balance is subject to local assessment and taxation, except that the entire general structure is subject to special assessments for local improvements.
76.48(2) (2)Every electric cooperative shall on or before March 15 in each year make and return to the department of revenue, in the form and upon the forms that the department prescribes, a true statement of the gross receipts from the operation of the cooperative's business during the preceding calendar year together with such other information that the department requires to enforce this section. The statement shall be verified by the president and treasurer of the electric cooperative making the return. Upon written request, the department may grant an extension for filing the return, not to exceed 30 days. If any electric cooperative fails to file the return within the time prescribed by law, or as extended by the department, the department shall add to the taxes due from the electric cooperative $25, and the electric cooperative may not contest the imposition of that penalty in any action or proceeding.
76.48(3) (3)On or before May 1 in each year, the department of revenue shall compute and assess the license fees provided for in sub. (1r) and certify the amounts due the secretary of administration. The department shall notify each electric cooperative of the amount of the license fees so assessed. The fees shall become delinquent if not paid when due and when delinquent shall be subject to interest at the rate of 1.5 percent per month on the amount of license fee until paid. The interest shall be collected by the department and, upon collection, forwarded to the secretary of administration and retained by the state. The payment dates provided for in sub. (3a) shall apply.
76.48(3a) (3a)License fees due under this section shall be paid to the department on an estimated basis. Payments of semiannual installments of the estimated tax liability for the subsequent year shall be due on or before May 10 and November 10 of the current year. With respect to the license fee assessment under sub. (3), each electric cooperative shall on each May 10 pay or be credited an amount which is equal to the difference between the May 1 assessment and the sum of the semiannual installment payments made in the preceding calendar year. The additional amount shall be added to the semiannual installment due on May 10. If there has been an overpayment the amount of the overpayment shall be credited to the semiannual installment due May 10. If any electric cooperative fails to make semiannual payments of at least 55 percent of the tax assessed for the current calendar year or 50 percent of the tax assessed for the subsequent calendar year, any amounts not paid when due shall become delinquent and shall be subject to interest under sub. (3). Associations with a liability under this section of less than $2,000 are not required to make semiannual payments but shall pay the full amount of license fees due on or before May 10 of the year of assessment.
76.48(4) (4)All license fees provided in sub. (1r) shall be deposited in the general fund for use of the state.
76.48(5) (5)Additional assessments may be made, if notice of such assessment is given, within 4 years of the date the annual return was filed, but if no return was filed, or if the return filed was incorrect and was filed with intent to defeat or evade the tax, an additional assessment may be made at any time upon the discovery of gross revenues by the department. Refunds may be made if a claim for the refund is filed in writing with the department within 4 years of the date the annual return was filed. Refunds shall bear interest at the rate of 9 percent per year and shall be certified by the department to the secretary of administration who shall audit the amounts of such overpayments and pay the amount audited. Additional assessments shall bear interest at the rate of 12 percent per year from the time they should have been paid to the date upon which they shall become delinquent if unpaid.
76.48(6) (6)All additional assessments and claims for refund shall be subject to the same procedure for review and final determination as is provided with respect to additional assessments and refunds of income or franchise taxes under chs. 71 and 73, except that appeals of denials of claims for refunds shall be made directly to the tax appeals commission and except as such procedure conflicts with this section.
76.48 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. TA 1, Wis. adm. code.
76.54 76.54 Motor carriers and urban transit companies; municipal taxation. No city, village or town shall impose a license tax upon either of the following:
76.54(1) (1)Any common motor carrier of property or of passengers, any contract motor carrier or any private motor carrier on account of any operation of a motor vehicle which is subject to registration or taxation under ch. 341.
76.54(2) (2)Any corporation or other person engaged in urban mass transportation of passengers as defined in s. 71.38.
76.54 History History: 1987 a. 312 s. 17.
subch. III of ch. 76 SUBCHAPTER III
INSURERS
76.60 76.60 Fire and marine insurers; license fees. Every insurer doing a fire or marine insurance business, other than domestic insurers and insurers excepted under s. 76.61, shall pay to the state, in respect to marine insurance a tax of 0.5 percent and in respect to fire insurance a tax of 2.375 percent on the amount of its gross premiums, as calculated under s. 76.62. In case any insurer discontinues business in this state and reinsures the whole or a part of its risks without making payment of this tax, the insurer accepting such reinsurance shall pay the tax. If several insurers make such reinsurance the tax shall be apportioned among the insurers in proportion to the original premiums upon the business in this state so reinsured by each such insurer. Upon the payment of the tax provided in this section, and the fees required by s. 601.31, such insurer may be licensed to transact its business until May 1 in the ensuing year, unless before then its license is revoked or forfeited according to law.
76.60 History History: 1971 c. 125; 1979 c. 102 s. 20; Stats. 1979 s. 76.60; 1989 a. 31.
76.61 76.61 Town mutual insurers; taxes, charges, dues and license fees. No town mutual insurer organized under or subject to ch. 612 shall be required to pay any taxes, charges, dues or license fees to the state except those charges and dues provided for in ss. 601.31, 601.32, 601.45 and 601.93.
76.61 History History: 1971 c. 125; 1973 c. 243; 1975 c. 372 s. 41; 1979 c. 102 ss. 21, 236 (3), (4); Stats. 1979 s. 76.61.
76.62 76.62 License fees; calculation of. All license fees and taxes levied under any provision of law upon gross premiums other than life insurance premiums against any insurer shall be uniformly calculated on the amount of gross premiums received for direct insurance less return premiums and cancellations and returns from savings and gains on all insurance other than reinsurance by the insurer during the preceding year in this state.
76.62 History History: 1979 c. 102 s. 22; Stats. 1979 s. 76.62; 1989 a. 31.
76.63 76.63 Casualty insurance; license fees.
76.63(1)(1)Every insurer doing a casualty or surety business, other than domestic insurers and insurers exempted under s. 76.61, shall pay to the state 2 percent of its gross premiums, as calculated under s. 76.62, on all policies or contracts which have been written on the lives of residents or on property in this state.
76.63(2) (2)Every domestic stock insurer which insures against financial loss by reason of nonpayment of principal, interest and other sums agreed to be paid under the terms of any note or bond or other evidence of indebtedness secured by a mortgage, deed of trust or other instrument constituting a lien or charge on real estate shall pay to the state on or before March 1 in each year 2 percent of its gross premiums, as calculated under s. 76.62, on all policies or contracts which have been written on the lives of residents or on property in this state.
76.63 History History: 1971 c. 125; 1975 c. 372; 1979 c. 102 s. 23; Stats. 1979 s. 76.63; 1989 a. 31.
76.635 76.635 Credit for investment in certified capital companies.
76.635(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
76.635(1)(a) (a) “Certified capital company" has the meaning given in s. 560.29 (1) (a), 2009 stats.
76.635(1)(b) (b) “Certified capital investment" has the meaning given in s. 560.29 (1) (b), 2009 stats.
76.635(1)(c) (c) “Investment date" has the meaning given in s. 560.29 (1) (d), 2009 stats.
76.635(1)(d) (d) “Investment pool" has the meaning given in s. 560.29 (1) (e), 2009 stats.
76.635(1)(e) (e) “Qualified investment" has the meaning given in s. 560.29 (1) (g), 2009 stats.
76.635(2) (2)Credit. An insurer that makes a certified capital investment may credit against the fees due under s. 76.60, 76.63, 76.65, 76.66 or 76.67, for 10 years beginning with the year of the investment, either 10 percent of that investment or the amount by which the sum of the insurer's certified capital investments and the insurer's qualified investments exceeds the insurer's qualified investments in the taxable year before the insurer first claimed the credit under this section, whichever is less.
76.635(3) (3)Carry-forward. If the credit under sub. (2) is not entirely offset against the fees under s. 76.60, 76.63, 76.65, 76.66 or 76.67 otherwise due, the unused balance may be carried forward and credited against those fees in the following years to the extent that it is not offset by those fees otherwise due in all the years between the year in which the investment was made and the year in which the carry-forward credit is claimed.
76.635(4) (4)Recapture.
76.635(4)(a) (a) If a certified capital company is decertified, or an investment pool is disqualified, under s. 560.37, 2005 stats., before the certified capital company fulfills the investment requirement under s. 560.34 (1m) (a) 1., 2005 stats., with respect to the investment pool, any insurer that has received a credit under this section with respect to that investment pool shall repay that credit to the commissioner of insurance, for deposit in the general fund, and may not claim more credit in respect to that investment pool.
76.635(4)(b) (b) If a certified capital company fulfills the investment requirement under s. 560.34 (1m) (a) 1., 2005 stats., with respect to an investment pool but the certified capital company is decertified, or an investment pool is disqualified, under s. 560.37, 2005 stats., before the certified capital company fulfills the investment requirement under s. 560.34 (1m) (a) 2., 2005 stats., for that investment pool, any insurer that has received a credit under this section with respect to that investment pool shall repay all credits that were claimed for taxable years after the taxable year that includes the 3rd anniversary of the investment date of the investment pool and may claim no more credits for taxable years after the taxable year that includes the 3rd anniversary of the investment date of the investment pool.
76.635(5) (5)Sale of credit. An insurer may sell a credit under this section to another insurer that is subject to taxation under this subchapter if the insurer notifies the commissioner of insurance of the sale and includes with that notification a copy of the transfer documents.
76.635(6) (6)Nullification of credit precluded. This state may not impose a new tax or change an existing tax in order to nullify the credit created under this section.
76.636 76.636 Credit for certain development zone activities.
76.636(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
76.636(1)(a) (a) “Brownfield" means an industrial or commercial facility in which expansion or redevelopment is complicated by environmental contamination.
76.636(1)(b) (b) “Development zone" means any of the following:
76.636(1)(b)1. 1. A development zone under s. 238.30 or s. 560.70, 2009 stats.
76.636(1)(b)2. 2. A development opportunity zone under s. 238.395 or s. 560.795, 2009 stats.
76.636(1)(b)3. 3. An enterprise development zone under s. 238.397 or s. 560.797, 2009 stats.
76.636(1)(b)4. 4. An agricultural development zone under s. 238.398 or s. 560.798, 2009 stats.
76.636(1)(c) (c) “Environmental remediation" means removal or containment of environmental pollution, as defined in s. 299.01 (4), and restoration of soil or groundwater that is affected by environmental pollution, as defined in s. 299.01 (4), in a brownfield if that removal, containment, or restoration fulfills the requirement under s. 71.47 (1de) (a) 1., 2013 stats., unless an investigation of the property determines that remediation is required and that remediation is not undertaken.
76.636(1)(d) (d) “Full-time job" has the meaning given in s. 238.30 (2m).
76.636(1)(e) (e) “Member of a targeted group" means any of the following, if the person has been certified in the manner under s. 71.47 (1dj) (am) 3., 2013 stats., by a designated local agency, as defined in s. 71.47 (1dj) (am) 2., 2013 stats.:
76.636(1)(e)1. 1. A person who resides in an area designated by the federal government as an economic revitalization area.
76.636(1)(e)2. 2. A person who is employed in an unsubsidized job but meets the eligibility requirements under s. 49.145 (2) and (3) for a Wisconsin Works employment position.
76.636(1)(e)3. 3. A person who is employed in a trial job, as defined in s. 49.141 (1) (n), 2011 stats., or in a trial employment match program job, as defined in s. 49.141 (1) (n).
76.636(1)(e)4. 4. A person who is eligible for child care assistance under s. 49.155.
76.636(1)(e)5. 5. A person who is a vocational rehabilitation referral.
76.636(1)(e)6. 6. An economically disadvantaged youth.
76.636(1)(e)7. 7. An economically disadvantaged veteran.
76.636(1)(e)8. 8. A supplemental security income recipient.
76.636(1)(e)9. 9. A general assistance recipient.
76.636(1)(e)10. 10. An economically disadvantaged ex-convict.
76.636(1)(e)11. 11. A qualified summer youth employee, as defined in 26 USC 51 (d) (7).
76.636(1)(e)12. 12. A dislocated worker, as defined in 29 USC 2801 (9).
76.636(1)(e)13. 13. A food stamp recipient.
76.636(2) (2)Credits. Except as provided in s. 73.03 (35), and subject to s. 238.385 or s. 560.785, 2009 stats., for any taxable year for which an insurer is entitled under s. 238.395 or s. 560.795 (3), 2009 stats., to claim tax benefits or certified under s. 238.365 (3), 238.397 (4), or 238.398 (3) or s. 560.765 (3), 2009 stats., s. 560.797 (4), 2009 stats., or s. 560.798 (3), 2009 stats., the insurer may claim as a credit against the fees due under s. 76.60, 76.63, 76.65, 76.66, or 76.67 the following amounts:
76.636(2)(a) (a) Fifty percent of the amount expended for environmental remediation in a development zone.
76.636(2)(b) (b) The amount determined by multiplying the amount determined under s. 238.385 (1) (b) or s. 560.785 (1) (b), 2009 stats., by the number of full-time jobs created in a development zone and filled by a member of a targeted group and by then subtracting the subsidies paid under s. 49.147 (3) (a) for those jobs.
76.636(2)(c) (c) The amount determined by multiplying the amount determined under s. 238.385 (1) (c) or s. 560.785 (1) (c), 2009 stats., by the number of full-time jobs created in a development zone and not filled by a member of a targeted group and by then subtracting the subsidies paid under s. 49.147 (3) (a) for those jobs.
76.636(2)(d) (d) The amount determined by multiplying the amount determined under s. 238.385 (1) (bm) or s. 560.785 (1) (bm), 2009 stats., by the number of full-time jobs retained, as provided in the rules under s. 238.385 or s. 560.785, 2009 stats., in an enterprise development zone under s. 238.397 or s. 560.797, 2009 stats., and for which significant capital investment was made and by then subtracting the subsidies paid under s. 49.147 (3) (a) for those jobs.
76.636(2)(e) (e) The amount determined by multiplying the amount determined under s. 238.385 (1) (c) or s. 560.785 (1) (c), 2009 stats., by the number of full-time jobs retained, as provided in the rules under s. 238.385 or s. 560.785, 2009 stats., in a development zone and not filled by a member of a targeted group and by then subtracting the subsidies paid under s. 49.147 (3) (a) for those jobs.
76.636(3) (3)Carry-forward. If the credit under sub. (2) is not entirely offset against the fees under s. 76.60, 76.63, 76.65, 76.66, or 76.67 otherwise due, the unused balance may be carried forward and credited against those fees for the following 15 years to the extent that it is not offset by those fees otherwise due in all the years between the year in which the expense was made and the year in which the carry-forward credit is claimed.
76.636(4) (4)Credit precluded. If the certification of a person for tax benefits under s. 238.365 (3), 238.397 (4), or 238.398 (3) or s. 560.765 (3), 2009 stats., s. 560.797 (4), 2009 stats., or s. 560.798 (3), 2009 stats., is revoked, or if the person becomes ineligible for tax benefits under s. 238.395 (3) or s. 560.795 (3), 2009 stats., that person may not do any of the following:
76.636(4)(a) (a) Claim credits under this section for any of the following:
76.636(4)(a)1. 1. The taxable year that includes the day on which the certification is revoked.
76.636(4)(a)2. 2. The taxable year that includes the day on which the person becomes ineligible for tax benefits.
76.636(4)(a)3. 3. Succeeding taxable years.
76.636(4)(b) (b) Carry over unused credits from previous years to offset the fees under s. 76.60, 76.63, 76.65, 76.66, or 76.67 for any of the following:
76.636(4)(b)1. 1. The taxable year that includes the day on which certification is revoked.
76.636(4)(b)2. 2. The taxable year that includes the day on which the person becomes ineligible for tax benefits.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 18 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on October 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after October 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-1-19)