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.
76.636(4)(b)3. 3. Succeeding taxable years.
76.636(5) (5)Carry-over precluded. If a person who is entitled under s. 238.395 (3) 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., for tax benefits ceases business operations in the development zone during any of the taxable years that that zone exists, that person may not carry over to any taxable year following the year during which operations cease any unused credits from the taxable year during which operations cease or from previous taxable years.
76.636(6) (6)Administration. Any insurer who claims a credit under sub. (2) shall include with the insurer's annual return under s. 76.64 a copy of its certification for tax benefits and a copy of its verification of expenses from the department of commerce or the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
76.637 76.637 Economic development credit.
76.637(1) (1) Definition. In this section, “claimant" means an insurer who files a claim under this section and is certified under s. 238.301 (2) or s. 560.701 (2), 2009 stats., and authorized to claim tax benefits under s. 238.303 or s. 560.703, 2009 stats.
76.637(2) (2)Filing claims. Subject to the limitations under this section, ss. 238.301 to 238.306, and ss. 560.701 to 560.706, 2009 stats., for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2008, a claimant may claim as a credit against the fees due under s. 76.60, 76.63, 76.65, 76.66, or 76.67 the amount authorized for the claimant under s. 238.303 or s. 560.703, 2009 stats.
76.637(3) (3)Limitations. No credit may be allowed under this section unless the insurer includes with the insurer's annual return under s. 76.64 a copy of the claimant's certification under s. 238.301 (2) or s. 560.701 (2), 2009 stats., and a copy of the claimant's notice of eligibility to receive tax benefits under s. 238.303 (3) or s. 560.703 (3), 2009 stats.
76.637(4) (4)Administration. If an insurer's certification is revoked under s. 238.305 or s. 560.705, 2009 stats., or if an insurer becomes ineligible for tax benefits under s. 238.302 or s. 560.702, 2009 stats., the insurer may not claim credits under this section for the taxable year that includes the day on which the certification is revoked; the taxable year that includes the day on which the insurer becomes ineligible for tax benefits; or succeeding taxable years and the insurer may not carry over unused credits from previous years to offset the fees imposed under ss. 76.60, 76.63, 76.65, 76.66, or 76.67 for the taxable year that includes the day on which certification is revoked; the taxable year that includes the day on which the insurer becomes ineligible for tax benefits; or succeeding taxable years.
76.637 History History: 2009 a. 2; 2011 a. 32.
76.638 76.638 Early stage seed investment credit.
76.638(1) (1) Definitions. In this section, “fund manager" means an investment fund manager certified under s. 238.15 (2) or s. 560.205 (2), 2009 stats.
76.638(2) (2)Filing claims. For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2008, subject to the limitations provided under this subsection and s. 238.15 or s. 560.205, 2009 stats., an insurer may claim as a credit against the fees imposed under s. 76.60, 76.63, 76.65, 76.66, or 76.67, 25 percent of the insurer's investment paid to a fund manager that the fund manager invests in a business certified under s. 238.15 or s. 560.205 (1), 2009 stats.
76.638(3) (3)Investment basis. The Wisconsin adjusted basis of any investment for which a credit is claimed under sub. (2) shall be reduced by the amount of the credit that is offset against the fees imposed under s. 76.60, 76.63, 76.65, 76.66, or 76.67.
76.638(4) (4)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.
76.638 History History: 2009 a. 2; 2011 a. 32.
76.64 76.64 Quarterly installments. Insurers shall pay installments of the total estimated payment under ss. 76.60, 76.63, 76.65 and 76.66 on or before April 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15. Every insurer shall make a return for the preceding calendar year on or before March 1 setting forth the information that the commissioner of insurance reasonably requires, on forms prescribed by the commissioner. On or before March 1, the insurer shall pay any additional amount due for the preceding calendar year. Overpayment will be credited on the amount due April 15.
76.64 History History: 1979 c. 102 s. 24; Stats. 1979 s. 76.64; 1981 c. 20; 1985 a. 29; 1989 a. 31.
76.645 76.645 Penalties.
76.645(1)(1)Late payment. An insurer that fails to make quarterly payments under s. 76.64 of at least 25 percent of either the total tax paid for the previous calendar year or 80 percent of the actual tax for the current calendar year is liable, in addition to the amount due, for interest of 1.5 percent of the amount due and unpaid for each month or part of a month that the amount due, together with any interest, remains unpaid.
76.645(2) (2)Negligence. An insurer that fails to pay an amount due, or file a return required, under s. 76.64, and upon a showing by the department of revenue under s. 73.16 (4), is liable for the greater of the following amounts:
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 57 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before August 11, 2017. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after August 11, 2017 are designated by NOTES. (Published 8-11-17)