77.895(3)(a) (a) A requirement that the department give higher priority to counties over other grant applicants in awarding grants under this section.
77.895(3)(b) (b) A requirement that, in awarding grants to counties under this section, the department give higher priority to counties that have higher numbers of acres that are designated as closed under s. 77.83.
77.895(3)(c) (c) A requirement that, in awarding grants to towns under this section, the department give higher priority to towns that have higher numbers of acres that are designated as closed under s. 77.83.
77.895(3)(d) (d) A requirement that no grant may be awarded under this section without it being approved by the board of each county in which the land to be acquired is located.
77.895(3)(e) (e) Requirements concerning the use of sound forestry practices on land acquired under this section.
77.895(3)(fm) (fm) A requirement that no more than 10 percent of grant funding available under this section may be used to acquire parcels of land that are less than 10 acres in size.
77.895(3)(gm) (gm) A requirement that land acquired with a grant under this section be open to hunting, fishing, and trapping during all applicable hunting, fishing, and trapping seasons.
77.895(4) (4)Use of land. Land acquired under this section may be used for purposes in addition to those specified in sub. (2) if the additional uses are compatible with the purposes specified in sub. (2).
77.895 History History: 2007 a. 20; 2015 a. 55.
77.90 77.90 Right to hearing. An applicant under s. 77.82 or an owner of managed forest land who is adversely affected by a decision of the department under this subchapter is entitled to a contested case hearing under ch. 227.
77.90 History History: 1985 a. 29; 2009 a. 365.
77.905 77.905 Procedure in forfeiture actions. The procedure in ss. 23.50 to 23.85 applies to actions to recover forfeitures brought under this subchapter.
77.905 History History: 1989 a. 79.
77.91 77.91 Miscellaneous provisions.
77.91(1) (1)Stumpage values. Each year the department shall establish reasonable stumpage values for the merchantable timber grown in the municipalities in which managed forest land is located. If the department finds that stumpage values vary in different parts of the state, it may establish different zones and specify the stumpage value for each zone. The stumpage value shall take effect on November 1 of each year. Notwithstanding s. 227.11, the department may not promulgate or have in effect rules that established stumpage values.
77.91(2) (2)Publication of information.
77.91(2)(a)(a) The department, with the cooperation of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, shall publish and distribute information describing the managed forest land program, including the applicable taxes and penalties and the forestry and resource management practices that are acceptable as part of a management plan.
77.91(2)(b) (b) The department shall prepare, update annually and, by March 31 of each year, offer for sale to the public information describing the location of managed forest land designated as open under s. 77.83.
77.91(3m) (3m)Report to legislature. Beginning with calendar year 2015, the department shall calculate for each calendar year whether the amount of land exempt from penalty or tax under s. 77.10 (2) (c) or 77.88 (8) that is withdrawn during that calendar year under s. 77.10 or 77.88 exceeds 1 percent of the total amount of land that is subject to contracts under subch. I or subject to orders under this subchapter on December 31 of that calendar year. If the amount of withdrawn or classified land that is so exempt exceeds 1 percent, the department shall make a report of its calculations to the governor and the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3).
77.91(4) (4)Expenses. Except as provided in sub. (5), the department's expenses for the administration of this subchapter shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (1) (mv).
77.91(5) (5)Recording. Each register of deeds who receives notice of an order under this subchapter shall record the action as provided under s. 59.43 (1c). The department shall pay the register of deeds the fee specified under s. 59.43 (2) (ag) 1. from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (1) (cr). If the amount in the appropriation under s. 20.370 (1) (cr) in any fiscal year is insufficient to pay the full amount required under this subsection in that fiscal year, the department shall pay the balance from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (1) (mv).
77.91(6) (6)Signatures.
77.91(6)(a)(a) The signature of an official or an employee of the department may be stamped, printed or otherwise reproduced on an order under this subchapter after the official or employee adopts the stamped, printed or otherwise reproduced signature as his or her facsimile signature.
77.91(6)(b) (b) The signature or the facsimile signature under par. (a) of an official or an employee of the department meets the requirements under s. 706.05 (2) (a).
77.91(6)(c) (c) The requirements of s. 706.05 (2) (b) do not apply to orders issued under this subchapter.
77.91(6)(d) (d) Any signature required of an official or employee of the department or a landowner under this subchapter may be satisfied by an electronic signature, as defined in s. 137.11 (8).
77.91(7) (7)Certification group opt-in. If the department establishes a group certification program under which land designated as managed forest land may be certified as meeting certain forest management standards, the department may enroll managed forest land in the program only if the owner of the managed forest land affirmatively elects to have the land enrolled.
77.91(8) (8)Emergency rules. The department may use the procedure under s. 227.24 to promulgate emergency rules under s. 77.82 (1) (bp) 2. f. for the period before the date on which permanent rules under s. 77.82 (1) (bp) 2. f. take effect. Notwithstanding s. 227.24 (1) (c) and (2), emergency rules promulgated under this subsection remain in effect until the first day of the 25th month beginning after the effective date of the emergency rule or the date on which the permanent rules take effect, whichever is earlier. Notwithstanding s. 227.24 (1) (a) and (3), the department is not required to provide evidence that promulgating rules under this subsection as emergency rules is necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, safety, or welfare and is not required to provide a finding of emergency for rules promulgated under this subsection.
subch. VII of ch. 77 SUBCHAPTER VII
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SURCHARGE
77.92 77.92 Definitions. In this subchapter:
77.92(1m) (1m) “File" means mail or deliver a document that the department prescribes to the department or, if the department prescribes another method of submitting or another destination, use that other method or submit to that other destination.
77.92(3) (3) “Gross tax liability" means a corporation's tax liability under ch. 71, without regard to any tax credit.
77.93 77.93 Applicability. For the privilege of doing business in this state, there is imposed an economic development surcharge on the following entities:
77.93(1) (1) All corporations required to file a return under subch. IV or V of ch. 71 that have at least $4,000,000 in gross receipts from all activities for the taxable year except corporations that are exempt from taxation under s. 71.26 (1) and that have no unrelated business income reportable under s. 71.24 (1m). The surcharge is imposed on the tax-option corporation, not on its shareholders, except that if a tax-option corporation's surcharge is delinquent, its shareholders are jointly and severally liable for it.
77.93(4) (4) All insurers that are required to file a return under subch. VII of ch. 71 and that have at least $4,000,000 in gross receipts from all activities for the taxable year.
77.93 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. Tax 2.32, Wis. adm. code.
77.93 Annotation This section does not violate the constitutional guaranty of equal protection. Love, Voss & Murray v. DOR, 195 Wis. 2d 189, 536 N.W.2d 189 (Ct. App. 1995), 94-2185.
77.935 77.935 Single-owner entities. A single-owner entity that is disregarded as a separate entity under ch. 71 is disregarded as a separate entity under this subchapter. The owner of that entity shall include the information from the entity on the owner's return under this subchapter.
77.935 History History: 1997 a. 27.
77.94 77.94 Surcharge determination.
77.94(1) (1) Except as provided in sub. (2), the surcharge imposed under s. 77.93 is an amount equal to the amount calculated by multiplying gross tax liability for the taxable year of the corporation by 3 percent, or in the case of a tax-option corporation an amount equal to the amount calculated by multiplying net income under s. 71.34 by 0.2 percent, up to a maximum of $9,800, or $25, whichever is greater.
77.94(2) (2)
77.94(2)(a)(a) In this subsection:
77.94(2)(a)1. 1. “Begins to do business" includes but is not limited to a change in corporate form and the occurrence of any event that creates a short taxable year for purposes of the taxes under ch. 71.
77.94(2)(a)2. 2. “Ceases to do business" includes but is not limited to a change in corporate form and the occurrence of any event that creates a short taxable year for purposes of the taxes under ch. 71.
77.94(2)(b) (b) If an entity begins to do business in this state after the beginning of its taxable year or ceases to do business in this state before the end of its taxable year, subject to the maximum and minimum surcharge, the surcharge imposed on it under s. 77.93 is calculated as follows:
77.94(2)(b)1. 1. Multiply its gross tax liability for the taxable year by a fraction the numerator of which is 365 and, if the entity begins to do business in this state after the beginning of its taxable year, the denominator of which is the number of days from the day that it begins to do business in this state until the end of its taxable year and, if the entity ceases to do business in this state before the end of its taxable year, the denominator of which is the number of days from the beginning of its taxable year until the day that it ceases to do business in this state and, if the entity both begins to do business in this state after the beginning of its taxable year and ceases to do business in this state before the end of its taxable year, the denominator of which is the number of days from the day that it begins to do business in this state to the day that it ceases to do business in this state.
77.94(2)(b)2. 2. Determine the surcharge that would be imposed under sub. (1) on the amount calculated under subd. 1.
77.94(2)(b)3. 3. Divide the surcharge under subd. 2. by the fraction under subd. 1.
77.94 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. Tax 2.32, Wis. adm. code.
77.95 77.95 Interest and penalties. The interest and penalty provisions under ss. 71.82 (1) (a) and (b) and (2) (a) and (b), 71.83 (1) (a) 1., 2. and 7. and (b) 1., (2) (a) 1. to 3m. and (b) 1. to 3. and (3) and 71.85, as they apply to the taxes under ch. 71, apply to the surcharge under this subchapter.
77.95 History History: 1989 a. 335; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 16; 2011 a. 68.
77.96 77.96 Administration.
77.96(1)(1) An entity's taxable year for the surcharge under this subchapter is the same as the entity's taxable year for the taxes under ch. 71.
77.96(2) (2) The surcharge under this subchapter is due on the date on which the entity's return under ch. 71 is due without regard to any extension.
77.96(3) (3) The department of revenue shall levy, enforce and collect the surcharge under this subchapter.
77.96(4) (4)Sections 71.74 (1) to (3), (6), (7) and (9) to (15), 71.75 (1), (2), (4), (5) and (6) to (10), 71.76, 71.77, 71.78 (1) to (8), 71.80 (1) (a) to (d), (3), (3m), (6), (8) to (12), (14) and (18), 71.87, 71.88, 71.89, 71.90, 71.91 and 71.93, as they apply to the taxes under ch. 71, apply to the surcharge under this subchapter.
77.96(5) (5) Each person subject to a surcharge under s. 77.93 shall, on or before the due date, including extensions, for filing under ch. 71, file an accurate statement of its gross tax liability. Payments made after the due date under sub. (2) and on or before the due date under this subsection are not delinquent but are subject to interest at the rate of 12 percent per year.
77.96(5m) (5m) Persons who owe amounts under this subchapter shall mail or deliver those amounts to the department of revenue or, if that department prescribes another method of submitting or another destination, those persons shall use that other method or submit those amounts to that other destination.
77.96(6) (6) The department of revenue shall refer to the surcharge under this subchapter as the economic development surcharge.
77.97 77.97 Use of revenue. The department of revenue shall deposit the surcharge, interest and penalties collected under this subchapter in the economic development fund under s. 25.49.
77.97 History History: 1989 a. 335; 1991 a. 39; 2007 a. 20; 2011 a. 32.
subch. VIII of ch. 77 SUBCHAPTER VIII
LOCAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE TAX
77.98 77.98 Imposition.
77.98(1)(1) A local exposition district under subch. II of ch. 229 may impose a tax on the retail sale, except sales for resale, within the district's jurisdiction under s. 229.43 of all of the following:
77.98(1)(a) (a) Alcoholic beverages, as defined in s. 77.51 (1b), if the alcoholic beverages are for consumption on the seller's premises.
77.98(1)(b) (b) Candy, as defined in s. 77.51 (1fm).
77.98(1)(c) (c) Prepared food, as defined in s. 77.51 (10m).
77.98(1)(d) (d) Soft drinks, as defined in s. 77.51 (17w).
77.98(2) (2) The items described under sub. (1) (a) to (d) are not subject to tax if they qualify for an exemption from the sales tax under s. 77.54 (1), (4), (7) (a), (7m), (9), (9a), (20n) (b) or (c), or (20r).
77.98(3) (3) For purposes of sub. (1) (a), “premises" shall be broadly construed and shall include the lobby, aisles, and auditorium of a theater or the seating, aisles, and parking area of an arena, a rink, or a stadium, or the parking area of a drive-in or an outdoor theater. The premises of a caterer with respect to catered meals or beverages shall be the place where served.
77.98(4) (4)
77.98(4)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), the tax imposed under this section shall not be imposed on the sale of alcoholic beverages, candy, prepared food, or soft drinks sold by a person primarily engaged, as determined by the department, in the retail trade as a food and beverage store, as classified under sector 44-45, subsector 445, of the North American Industry Classification System, 2017 edition, published by the U.S. office of management and budget, beginning on the first day of the calendar quarter that is at least 120 days after the date on which the bonds issued by the district under subch. II of ch. 229 during the first 60 months after April 26, 1994, and any debt issued to fund or refund those bonds, are retired. The district shall notify the department of revenue, in the manner prescribed by the department, when such bonds and debt are retired.
77.98(4)(b) (b) Notwithstanding par. (a), the district board may, by a majority vote of its members, reimpose the tax under this section on a person engaged in a retail trade, as described under par. (a).
77.98 History History: 1993 a. 263; 2009 a. 2, 330; 2015 a. 60; 2017 a. 17.
77.981 77.981 Rate. The tax under s. 77.98 is imposed on the sale of taxable products at the rate of 0.25 percent of the sales price, except that the district, by a vote of a majority of the authorized members of its board of directors, may impose the tax at the rate of 0.5 percent of the sales price. A majority of the authorized members of the district's board may vote that, if the balance in a special debt service reserve fund of the district is less than the requirement under s. 229.50 (5), the tax rate under this subchapter is 0.5 percent. The 0.5 percent rate shall be effective on the next January 1, April 1, July 1 or October 1, and this tax is irrepealable if any bonds issued by the district and secured by the special debt service reserve fund are outstanding.
77.981 History History: 1993 a. 263; 2009 a. 2.
77.9815 77.9815 Exemption. Any retailer whose liability for the tax under this subchapter would be less than $5 for a year is exempt from that tax for that year.
77.9815 History History: 1997 a. 27.
77.982 77.982 Administration.
77.982(1)(1) The department of revenue shall administer the tax under this subchapter and may take any action, conduct any proceeding and impose interest and penalties.
77.982(2) (2)Sections 77.51 (1f), (3pf), (9p), (12m), (14), (14g), (15a), and (15b), 77.52 (1b), (3), (5), (13), (14), and (18) to (23), 77.54 (51) and (52), 77.58 (1) to (5), (6m), and (7), 77.522, 77.585, 77.59, 77.60, 77.61 (2), (3m), (5), (6), (8), (9), (12) to (15), and (19m), and 77.62, as they apply to the taxes under subch. III, apply to the tax under this subchapter. Section 77.73, as it applies to the taxes under subch. V, applies to the tax under this subchapter.
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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)