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28,1812 Section 1812. 73.03 (52) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
73.03 (52) (b) To enter into agreements with the federal department of the treasury that provide for offsetting state payments against federal nontax obligations; and to charge a fee up to $25 per transaction for such offsets; and offsetting federal payments, as authorized by federal law, against state tax and nontax obligations, and collecting the offset cost from the debtor, if the agreements provide that setoffs under par. (a) and ss. 71.93 and 71.935 occur before the setoffs under this paragraph. The agreement shall provide that the federal department of the treasury may deduct a fee from each administrative offset and state payment offset. For purposes of this paragraph "administrative offset" is any offset of federal payments to collect state debts and "state payment offset" is any offset of state payments to collect federal nontax debts.
28,1814 Section 1814. 73.03 (64) of the statutes is created to read:
73.03 (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.
28,1815 Section 1815. 73.03 (65) of the statutes is created to read:
73.03 (65) (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:
1. Income taxes imposed under subch. I of ch. 71.
2. Withholding taxes imposed under subch. X of ch. 71.
3. Sales and use taxes under subch. III of ch. 77.
4. Motor vehicle fuel taxes imposed under subch. I of ch. 78.
5. Beverage taxes imposed under subch. I of ch. 139.
(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).
(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.
28,1815b Section 1815b. 73.03 (66) of the statutes is created to read:
73.03 (66) To promulgate rules to ensure that the payments under s. 79.10 (4) made from the appropriation account under s. 20.835 (3) (qb) are used exclusively for school levy tax credits granted to state residents.
28,1815d Section 1815d. 73.03 (67) of the statutes is created to read:
73.03 (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.
28,1815g Section 1815g. 73.03 (68) of the statutes is created to read:
73.03 (68) Beginning in 2010, to submit no later than June 30 of each year a report to the governor, the joint committee on finance, and the legislature, as provided under s. 13.172 (2), that describes the funding and position allocations for activities that are related to enhanced enforcement of state tax laws and that increase state tax revenues, including expenditures incurred for such activities, information regarding the type of activities, projects, and enforcement actions undertaken, the number of taxpayers affected, additional amounts assessed and collected, additional revenues generated, and an analysis of the cost-effectiveness of the activities.
28,1815m Section 1815m. 73.0305 of the statutes is amended to read:
73.0305 Revenue limits and intradistrict transfer aid calculations. The department of revenue shall annually determine and certify to the state superintendent of public instruction, no later than the 4th Monday in June, the allowable rate of increase under subch. VII of ch. 121. The allowable rate of increase is the percentage change, if not negative, in the consumer price index for all urban consumers, U.S. city average, between the preceding March 31 and the 2nd preceding March 31, as computed by the federal department of labor.
28,1817p Section 1817p. 74.09 (3) (gd) of the statutes is created to read:
74.09 (3) (gd) For Milwaukee County, if it imposes a sales and use tax under s. 77.70 (2), indicate the amount of the reduction in property taxes associated with the requirement under s. 77.70 (2) to remove transit expenditures from the property tax levy.
28,1827 Section 1827. 76.67 (2) of the statutes, as affected by 2009 Wisconsin Act 2, is amended to read:
76.67 (2) If any domestic insurer is licensed to transact insurance business in another state, this state may not require similar insurers domiciled in that other state to pay taxes greater in the aggregate than the aggregate amount of taxes that a domestic insurer is required to pay to that other state for the same year less the credits under ss. 76.635, 76.636, 76.637, 76.638, and 76.655, except that the amount imposed shall not be less than the total of the amounts due under ss. 76.65 (2) and 601.93 and, if the insurer is subject to s. 76.60, 0.375% of its gross premiums, as calculated under s. 76.62, less offsets allowed under s. 646.51 (7) or under ss. 76.635, 76.636, 76.637, 76.638, and 76.655 against that total, and except that the amount imposed shall not be less than the amount due under s. 601.93.
28,1829 Section 1829. Chapter 77 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
CHAPTER 77
TAXATION OF FOREST CROPLANDS;
REAL ESTATE TRANSFER FEES;
SALES AND USE TAXES;
COUNTY, transit authority,
AND SPECIAL DISTRICT SALES
AND USE TAXES; MANAGED FOREST
LAND; RECYCLING
SURCHARGE; LOCAL FOOD AND
BEVERAGE TAX; LOCAL RENTAL
CAR TAX; Premier resort area
taxes; state rental vehicle fee;
dry cleaning fees; SOUTHEASTERN
REGIONAL TRANSIT authority fee
28,1829g Section 1829g. 77.02 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
77.02 (1) Petition. The owner of an entire quarter quarter section, fractional lot or government lot as determined by U.S. government survey plat, excluding public roads and railroad rights-of-way that may have been sold, may file with the department of natural resources a petition stating that the owner believes the lands therein described are more useful for growing timber and other forest crops than for any other purpose, that the owner intends to practice forestry thereon, that all persons holding encumbrances thereon have joined in the petition and requesting that such lands be approved as "Forest Croplands" under this subchapter. Whenever any such land is encumbered by a mortgage or other indenture securing any issue of bonds or notes, the trustee named in such mortgage or indenture or any amendment thereto may join in such petition, and such action shall for the purpose of this section be deemed the action of all holders of such bonds or notes. Land for which a petition is submitted under sub. (4) is exempt from the size requirements specified under this subsection.
28,1829j Section 1829j. 77.02 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
77.02 (3) Decision, copies. (a) After receiving all the evidence offered at any hearing held on the petition and after making such independent investigation as it sees fit the department shall make its findings of fact and make and enter an order accordingly. If it finds that the facts give reasonable assurance that a stand of merchantable timber will be developed on such descriptions within a reasonable time, and that such descriptions are then held permanently for the growing of timber under sound forestry practices, rather than for agricultural, mineral, shoreland development of navigable waters, recreational, residential or other purposes, and that all persons holding encumbrances against such descriptions have in writing agreed to the petition, the order entered shall grant the request of the petitioner on condition that all unpaid taxes against said descriptions be paid within 30 days thereafter; otherwise the department of natural resources shall deny the request of the petitioner.
(b) If the request of the a petitioner is granted under par. (a) or sub. (4), a copy of such order shall be filed with the department of revenue, the supervisor of equalization and the clerk of each town, and the order shall be recorded with the register of deeds of each county, in which any of the lands affected by the order are located. The register of deeds shall record the entry, transfer or withdrawal of all forest croplands in a suitable manner on the county records. The register of deeds may collect recording fees under s. 59.43 (2) from the owner. Any
(c) Except as provided in sub. (4) (b), any order of the department relating to the entry of forest croplands issued on or before November 20 of any year shall take effect on January 1 of the following calendar year, but all orders issued after November 20 shall take effect on January 1 of the calendar year following the calendar year in which orders issued on or before November 20 would have been effective.
28,1829m Section 1829m. 77.02 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
77.02 (4) Exemption for certain smaller parcels. (a) A landowner of a parcel that is less than a quarter quarter section in size may petition the department of natural resources to allow the land to be entered as forest croplands under this section. The department shall grant the petition and issue an order entering the land as forest croplands if all of the following apply:
1. The landowner of the parcel is a nonprofit archery club.
2. The parcel of land was part of a quarter quarter section or lot that was entered as forest croplands before January 1, 1968.
3. The parcel of land was divided from the section or lot and was sold to the landowner before January 1, 2009.
(b) An order issued under par. (a) shall take effect on the date of its issuance. Notwithstanding the 25-year or 50-year requirement under s. 77.03, the date for the ending of a order entered under par. (a) shall be the same date as the date for the ending of the order that applies to the section or lot from which the parcel was divided.
(c) Subsections (2) and (3) (a) do not apply to a petition submitted under this subsection.
(d) The taxes and penalties under s. 77.10 do not apply to a parcel affected by an order of withdrawal if an order of entry is subsequently issued for the parcel under par. (a). If an order of withdrawal is issued for such a parcel after the issuance of the order for entry under par. (a), the landowner shall be liable for all withdrawal taxes and penalties under s. 77.10 that would have been levied on the parcel if the parcel had continuously been subject to the original order of entry issued for the entire quarter quarter section or lot.
28,1829n Section 1829n. 77.03 of the statutes is amended to read:
77.03 Taxation of forest croplands. After the filing and recording of the order with the officers under s. 77.02 (3) the lands described therein shall be "Forest Croplands", on which taxes shall thereafter be payable only as provided under this subchapter. The enactment of ss. 77.01 to 77.14, petition by the owner and the making of the order under s. 77.02 (3) or (4) (a) shall constitute a contract between the state and the owner, running with the lands, for a period of 25 or 50 years at the election of the applicant at the time the petition is filed, unless withdrawn under s. 77.10, with privilege of renewal by mutual agreement between the owner and the state, whereby the state as an inducement to owners and prospective purchasers of forest croplands to come under ss. 77.01 to 77.14 agrees that, unless withdrawn under s. 77.10, no change in or repeal of ss. 77.01 to 77.14 shall apply to any land then accepted as forest croplands, except as the department of natural resources and the owner may expressly agree in writing and except as provided in s. 77.17. If at the end of the contract period the land is not designated as managed forest land under subch. VI, the merchantable timber on the land shall be estimated by an estimator jointly agreed upon by the department of natural resources and the owner, and if the department and the owner fail to agree on an estimator, the judge of the circuit court of the district in which the lands lie shall appoint a qualified forester, whose estimate shall be final, and the cost thereof shall be borne jointly by the department of natural resources and the owner; and the 10% severance tax paid on the stumpage thereon in the same manner as if the stumpage had been cut. The owners by such contract consent that the public may hunt and fish on the lands, subject to such rules as the department of natural resources prescribes regulating hunting and fishing.
28,1829ng Section 1829ng. 77.04 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
77.04 (1) Tax roll. The clerk on making up the tax roll shall enter as to each forest cropland description in a special column or some other appropriate place in such tax roll headed by the words "Forest Croplands" or the initials "F.C.L.", which shall be a sufficient designation that such description is subject to this subchapter. Such land shall thereafter be assessed and be subject to review under ch. 70, and such assessment may be used by the department of revenue in the determination of the tax upon withdrawal of such lands as forest croplands as provided in s. 77.10 for entries prior to 1972 or for any entry under s. 77.02 (4) (a). The tax upon withdrawal of descriptions entered as forest croplands after December 31, 1971, may be determined by the department of revenue by multiplying the last assessed value of the land prior to the time of the entry by an annual ratio computed for the state under sub. (2) to establish the annual assessed value of the description. No tax shall be levied on forest croplands except the specific annual taxes as provided, except that any building located on forest cropland shall be assessed as personal property, subject to all laws and regulations for the assessment and taxation of general property.
28,1829nr Section 1829nr. 77.04 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
77.04 (2) Tax per acre; payment; penalty. The "acreage share" shall be computed at the rate of 10 cents per acre on all lands entered prior to 1972 or entered under s. 77.02 (4) (a). On all lands entered after December 31, 1971, the "acreage share" shall be computed every 10 years to the nearest cent by the department of revenue at the rate of 20 cents per acre multiplied by a ratio using the equalized value of the combined residential, commercial, manufacturing, agricultural, undeveloped, agricultural forest, and productive forest land classes under s. 70.32 (2) within the state in 1972 as the denominator, and using equalized value for these combined land classes in 1982 and every 10th year thereafter as the numerator. All owners shall pay to the taxation district treasurer the acreage share on each description on or before January 31. If the acreage share is not paid when due to the taxation district treasurer it shall be subject to interest and penalty as provided under ss. 74.11 (11), 74.12 (10) and 74.47. These lands shall be returned as delinquent and a tax certificate under subch. VII of ch. 74 shall be issued on them. After 2 years from the date of the issuance of a tax certificate, the county clerk shall promptly take a tax deed under ch. 75. On taking such deed the county clerk shall certify that fact and specify the descriptions to the department of natural resources.
28,1829r Section 1829r. 77.13 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
77.13 (3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to any petition submitted under s. 77.02 (4).
28,1830 Section 1830. 77.25 (8n) of the statutes is created to read:
77.25 (8n) Between an individual and his or her domestic partner under ch. 770.
28,1830b Section 1830b. 77.51 (1a) (a) 5. of the statutes is created to read:
77.51 (1a) (a) 5. Newspapers or other news or information products.
28,1830c Section 1830c. 77.51 (1a) (b) of the statutes, as created by 2009 Wisconsin Act 2, is amended to read:
77.51 (1a) (b) For purposes of this subchapter, the sale, license, lease, or rental of or the storage, use, or other consumption of a digital code is treated the same as the sale, license, lease, or rental of or the storage, use, or other consumption of any additional digital goods for which the digital code relates.
28,1830d Section 1830d. 77.51 (2) of the statutes, as affected by 2009 Wisconsin Act 2, is amended to read:
77.51 (2) "Contractors" and "subcontractors" are the consumers of tangible personal property or items, property, or goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), or (d) used by them in real property construction activities and the sales and use tax applies to the sale of tangible personal property or items, property, or goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), or (d) to them. A contractor engaged primarily in real property construction activities may use resale certificates only with respect to purchases of tangible personal property or items, property, or goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), or (d) which the contractor has sound reason to believe the contractor will sell to customers for whom the contractor will not perform real property construction activities involving the use of such tangible personal property or items, property, or goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), or (d). In this subsection, "real property construction activities" means activities that occur at a site where tangible personal property or items, property, or goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), or (d) that are applied or adapted to the use or purpose to which real property is devoted are affixed to that real property, if the intent of the person who affixes that property is to make a permanent accession to the real property. In this subsection, "real property construction activities" does not include affixing property subject to tax under s. 77.52 (1) (c) to real property or affixing to real property tangible personal property or items, property, or goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), or (d) that remain remains tangible personal property after they are it is affixed.
28,1830e Section 1830e. 77.51 (3rm) (intro.) of the statutes, as created by 2009 Wisconsin Act 2, is amended to read:
77.51 (3rm) (intro.) "Finished artwork" means the final art used for actual reproduction by photomechanical or other processes or for display purposes, but does not include Web site or home page designs. "Finished artwork" also includes all of the following items regardless of whether such items are reproduced:
28,1830f Section 1830f. 77.51 (7h) (a) (intro.) of the statutes, as affected by 2009 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed and recreated to read:
77.51 (7h) (a) (intro.) "Manufacturing" means the production by machinery of a new article of tangible personal property or item or property under s. 77.52 (1) (b) or (c) with a different form, use, and name from existing materials, by a process popularly regarded as manufacturing, and that begins with conveying raw materials and supplies from plant inventory to the place where work is performed in the same plant and ends with conveying finished units of tangible personal property or item or property under s. 77.52 (1) (b) or (c) to the point of first storage in the same plant. "Manufacturing" includes:
28,1831 Section 1831. 77.51 (7h) (a) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
77.51 (7h) (a) 3. Conveying work in progress directly from one manufacturing process to another in the same plant; testing or inspecting, throughout the manufacturing process, the new article of tangible personal property that is being manufactured; storing work in progress in the same plant where the manufacturing occurs; assembling finished units of tangible personal property; and packaging a new article of tangible personal property, if the manufacturer, or another person on the manufacturer's behalf, performs the packaging and if the packaging becomes part of the new article as it is customarily offered for sale by the manufacturer.
28,1831b Section 1831b. 77.51 (7h) (a) 3. of the statutes, as created by 2009 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed and recreated to read:
77.51 (7h) (a) 3. Conveying work in progress directly from one manufacturing process to another in the same plant; testing or inspecting, throughout the manufacturing process, the new article of tangible personal property or item or property under s. 77.52 (1) (b) or (c) that is being manufactured; storing work in progress in the same plant where the manufacturing occurs; assembling finished units of tangible personal property or item or property under s. 77.52 (1) (b) or (c); and packaging a new article of tangible personal property or items or property under s. 77.52 (1) (b) or (c), if the manufacturer, or another person on the manufacturer's behalf, performs the packaging and if the packaging becomes part of the new article as it is customarily offered for sale by the manufacturer.
28,1832 Section 1832. 77.51 (7h) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
77.51 (7h) (b) "Manufacturing" does not include storing raw materials or finished units of tangible personal property, research or development, delivery to or from the plant, or repairing or maintaining plant facilities.
28,1832b Section 1832b. 77.51 (7h) (b) of the statutes, as created by 2009 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed and recreated to read:
77.51 (7h) (b) "Manufacturing" does not include storing raw materials or finished units of tangible personal property or items or property under s. 77.52 (1) (b) or (c), research or development, delivery to or from the plant, or repairing or maintaining plant facilities.
28,1833 Section 1833. 77.51 (10) of the statutes is amended to read:
77.51 (10) "Person" includes any natural person, firm, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, joint stock company, association, public or private corporation, the United States, the state, including any unit or division of the state, any county, city, village, town, municipal utility, municipal power district or other governmental unit, cooperative, unincorporated cooperative association, estate, trust, receiver, personal representative, any other fiduciary, and any representative appointed by order of any court or otherwise acting on behalf of others. "Person" also includes the owner of a single-owner entity that is disregarded as a separate entity under ch. 71.
28,1833b Section 1833b. 77.51 (10) of the statutes, as affected by 2009 Wisconsin Acts 2 and .... (this act), is repealed and recreated to read:
77.51 (10) "Person" includes any natural person, firm, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, joint stock company, association, public or private corporation, the United States, the state, including any unit or division of the state, any county, city, village, town, municipal utility, municipal power district or other governmental unit, cooperative, unincorporated cooperative association, estate, trust, receiver, personal representative, any other fiduciary, any other legal entity, and any representative appointed by order of any court or otherwise acting on behalf of others.
28,1834 Section 1834. 77.51 (10b) of the statutes is created to read:
77.51 (10b) For purposes of sub. (7h), "plant" means a parcel of property or adjoining parcels of property, including parcels that are separated only by a public road, and the buildings, machinery, and equipment that are located on the parcel, that are owned by or leased to the manufacturer.
28,1835 Section 1835. 77.51 (10c) of the statutes is created to read:
77.51 (10c) For purposes of sub. (7h), "plant inventory" does not include unsevered mineral deposits.
28,1835dr Section 1835dr. 77.51 (12m) (b) 10. of the statutes is created to read:
77.51 (12m) (b) 10. The surcharges imposed under s. 256.35 (3g) (a) 1. and 2. a.
28,1835e Section 1835e. 77.51 (13) (k) of the statutes, as affected by 2009 Wisconsin Act 2, is amended to read:
77.51 (13) (k) With respect to a lease, any person deriving rentals from a lease of tangible personal property or items, property, or goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), or (d) situated in sourced to this state as provided under s. 77.522.
28,1835f Section 1835f. 77.51 (13g) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 2009 Wisconsin Act 2, is amended to read:
77.51 (13g) (a) Any retailer owning any real property in this state or leasing or renting out any tangible personal property, or items, or property, or goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), or (c), or (d), located in this state or maintaining, occupying or using, permanently or temporarily, directly or indirectly, or through a subsidiary, or agent, by whatever name called, an office, place of distribution, sales or sample room or place, warehouse or storage place or other place of business in this state.
28,1836 Section 1836. 77.51 (13g) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
77.51 (13g) (d) Any person who has an affiliate in this state, if the person is related to the affiliate and if the affiliate uses facilities or employees in this state to advertise, promote, or facilitate the establishment of or market for sales of items by the related person to purchasers in this state or for providing services to the related person's purchasers in this state, including accepting returns of purchases or resolving customer complaints. For purposes of this paragraph, 2 persons are related if any of the following apply:
1. One person, or each person, is a corporation and one person and any person related to that person in a manner that would require a stock attribution from the corporation to the person or from the person to the corporation under section 318 of the Internal Revenue Code owns directly, indirectly, beneficially, or constructively at least 50 percent of the corporation's outstanding stock value.
2. One person, or each person, is a partnership, estate, or trust and any partner or beneficiary; and the partnership, estate, or trust and its partners or beneficiaries; own directly, indirectly, beneficially, or constructively, in the aggregate, at least 50 percent of the profits, capital, stock, or value of the other person or both persons.
3. An individual stockholder and the members of the stockholder's family, as defined in section 318 of the Internal Revenue Code, owns directly, indirectly, beneficially, or constructively, in the aggregate, at least 50 percent of both persons' outstanding stock value.
28,1836c Section 1836c. 77.51 (14) (j) of the statutes, as affected by 2009 Wisconsin Act 2, is amended to read:
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