Tax 11.45(2)(c) (c) Drugs described in par. (b) which are exempt from the tax include:
Tax 11.45(2)(c)1. 1. Pills and capsules.
Tax 11.45(2)(c)2. 2. Powders.
Tax 11.45(2)(c)3. 3. Liquids, including sterile water and irrigation solutions.
Tax 11.45(2)(c)4. 4. Salves and ointments.
Tax 11.45(2)(c)5. 5. Insulin.
Tax 11.45(2)(c)6. 6. Other preparations consumed orally, injected or applied, including dermal fillers.
Tax 11.45(2)(c)7. 7. Parenteral nutrition formulas.
Tax 11.45(2)(c)8. 8. Enteral nutrition formulas that contain a drug facts box.
Tax 11.45(2)(c)9. 9. Suppositories.
Tax 11.45(2)(c)10. 10. Radioactive isotopes such as implanted seeds.
Tax 11.45(2)(c)11. 11. Dyes and other contrast media.
Tax 11.45(2)(c)12. 12. Other items which remain or dissolve in the body, such as birth control implants including intra-uterine devices (IUD).
Tax 11.45(2)(c)13. 13. Gases - medical grade, such as oxygen and nitrous oxide.
Tax 11.45(2)(c)14. 14. Vitamins.
Tax 11.45(2)(c)15. 15. Vaccines.
Tax 11.45(2)(c)16. 16. Oral contraceptives.
Tax 11.45(2)(c)17. 17. Medicated dressings.
Tax 11.45(2)(d) (d) This exemption does not include:
Tax 11.45(2)(d)1. 1. Prosthetic devices, mobility-enhancing equipment, or durable medical equipment.
Tax 11.45(2)(d)2. 2. Non-medicated bandages, pads, compresses, supports, or dressings.
Tax 11.45(2)(d)3. 3. Alcoholic beverages.
Tax 11.45(2)(d)4. 4. Casts and casting materials.
Tax 11.45(2)(d)5. 5. Food and food ingredients, including dietary supplements and soft drinks.
Tax 11.45(3) (3)Prosthetic devices. The exemption for prosthetic devices under s. 77.54 (22b), Stats., applies to sales of all prosthetic devices, including repair and replacement parts, that are used for a human being. The exemption also includes accessories for exempt prosthetic devices.
Tax 11.45(3)(a) (a) “Prosthetic device" is defined in s. 77.51 (11m), Stats., to mean a replacement, corrective, or supportive device, including the repair parts and replacement parts for the device, that is placed in or worn on the body to artificially replace a missing portion of the body; to prevent or correct a physical deformity or malfunction; or to support a weak or deformed portion of the body.
Tax 11.45 Note Note: A listing that contains numerous items and descriptions of items that have been categorized as drugs, durable medical equipment, mobility-enhancing equipment and prosthetic devices can be found in the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board, Inc.'s Rules and Procedures, available at www.streamlinedsalestax.org.
Tax 11.45(3)(b) (b) “Prosthetic devices" include the following items, as well as repair and replacement parts and accessories for those items, if they are implanted or worn on the body:
Tax 11.45(3)(b)1. 1. Trusses; post-operative shoes; orthopedic shoes, shoe lifts, inserts, arch supports, and heel protectors; braces including ankle, knee, neck, and back braces; knee immobilizers; traction devices; cervical collars; head halters; abdominal belts, binders, and supports; slings; suspensories; and bone pins, plates, nails, screws, wax, and cement.
Tax 11.45(3)(b)2. 2. Antiembolism elastic hose and stockings, and compression stockings and sleeves.
Tax 11.45(3)(b)3. 3. Pressure garments, including edema gloves, mast pants, and burn garments.
Tax 11.45(3)(b)4. 4. Artificial limbs; skin, shoulder, elbow, tendon, testicular, penile, hip, and knee implants and acetabular cups for hip implants; neuro, spinal, and joint membranes implants; adhesion barriers; artificial eyes; ocular, orbital, ear, nose, and throat implants; cochlear implants; maxillofacial devices; hands and feet implants; orthobiologics implants; surgical mesh implants; vena cava filters; artificial heart valves; artificial larynx; trachea tubes; grafts; sphincters; stump shrinkers; gastric bands and intragastric balloons; nasogastric tubes; stents; pacemakers and leads that are implanted or worn; defibrillator and leads that are implanted; and hearing aids and batteries.
Tax 11.45(3)(b)5. 5. Contact lenses and corrective eyeglasses (prescription and non-prescription).
Tax 11.45(3)(b)6. 6. Ostomy adhesives, barriers, catheters, collection bags and pouches, drain tubes, stoma caps, tubing, belts, hernia belts, and valves, but not barrier prep wipes, barrier powder, or lubricants.
Tax 11.45(3)(b)7. 7. Feeding, drainage, urinary and dialysis catheters, access ports, drains, and shunts.
Tax 11.45(3)(b)8. 8. Collagen implants, implanted tissue expanders, breast implants and prosthesis, and mastectomy surgical bras.
Tax 11.45(3)(b)9. 9. Casts and casting materials, splint and splint materials, staples, sutures, and suture alternatives.
Tax 11.45(3)(b)10. 10. Bone growth stimulators, CPAP machines, infuser pumps, programmable drug infusion devices, insulin pumps, penile pumps, electronic speech aids and tracheostomy speaking valves, tens units, and nerve stimulators implanted with leads.
Tax 11.45(4) (4)Mobility-enhancing equipment. The exemption for mobility-enhancing equipment under s. 77.54 (22b), Stats., applies to all mobility-enhancing equipment, including repair and replacement parts, that is for human use. The exemption also includes accessories for exempt mobility-enhancing equipment.
Tax 11.45(4)(a) (a) “Mobility-enhancing equipment" is defined in s. 77.51 (7m), Stats., to mean equipment, including the repair parts and replacement parts for the equipment, that is primarily and customarily used to provide or increase the ability of a person to move from one place to another; that may be used in a home or motor vehicle; and that is generally not used by a person who has normal mobility. “Mobility-enhancing equipment" does not include a motor vehicle or any equipment on a motor vehicle that is generally provided by a motor vehicle manufacturer. “Mobility-enhancing equipment" does not include durable medical equipment.
Tax 11.45(4)(b) (b) “Mobility-enhancing equipment" includes the following items, as well as repair and replacement parts and accessories for those items:
Tax 11.45(4)(b)1. 1. Raised toilet seats and tub and shower stools.
Tax 11.45(4)(b)2. 2. Canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs including motorized wheelchairs and scooters, specialty chairs such as all terrain wheelchairs and pool wheelchairs, and wheelchair ramps.
Tax 11.45(4)(b)3. 3. Swivel seats which enable a disabled person to rotate his or her body, while seated, in order to get into position to rise from a chair.
Tax 11.45(4)(b)4. 4. Handrails and grab bars to assist in rising from the commode, tub, or shower.
Tax 11.45(4)(b)5. 5. Lift chairs, patient lifts, bed pull-ups including trapeze bars, and transfer belts and benches.
Tax 11.45(4)(b)6. 6. Mobility enhancing car seats which are car seats that provide restraint and support (five point harness) for disabled children who have outgrown standard size child car seats but still need the restraint and support provided by car seats.
Tax 11.45(5) (5)Durable Medical equipment. The exemption for durable medical equipment under s. 77.54 (22b), Stats., applies to all durable medical equipment, including repair and replacement parts, that is for use in a person's home, if the equipment is used for a human being. The exemption also includes accessories for exempt durable medical equipment.
Tax 11.45(5)(a) (a) “Durable medical equipment" is defined in s. 77.51 (3pm), Stats., to mean equipment, including the repair parts and replacement parts for the equipment that is primarily and customarily used for a medical purpose related to a person; that can withstand repeated use; that is not generally useful to a person who is not ill or injured; and that is not placed in or worn on the body. “Durable medical equipment" does not include mobility-enhancing equipment.
Tax 11.45(5)(b)1.1. “Use in a person's home" means that the equipment is sold to an individual for use where they are living, regardless of whether the individual resides in a single family home, apartment building, nursing home, assisted living center, convalescent home or school dormitory.
Tax 11.45(5)(b)2. 2. Durable medical equipment is not for use in a person's home if it is purchased by a hospital, clinic, nursing home, assisted living center, convalescent home, dental office, chiropractor or optician's office. In addition, purchases of durable medical equipment by a nursing home, assisted living center and convalescent home are not for use in a person's home even if the equipment is purchased for use by the residents of the nursing home, assisted living center or convalescent home.
Tax 11.45(5)(c) (c) “Durable medical equipment" includes the following equipment, as well as repair and replacement parts for the equipment if it is primarily and customarily used for a medical purpose related to a person, can withstand repeated use, is not generally useful to a person who is not ill or injured, and that is not placed in or worn on the body:
Tax 11.45(5)(c)1. 1. Anesthesia machines and ventilators; anti-thrombolytic pumps; artificial inhalation equipment; audiology equipment including audiometers and acoustic impedance meters or bridges; automatic external defibrillators; autotransfusion equipment; billie lights; bone growth stimulators that are not worn; cardiology machines; cauterization equipment; chair and sling scales; continuous passive motion devices; crash carts; exam and surgical tables and stirrups; electroencephalogram equipment; heat lamps and bulbs; intraaortic balloon pump; kidney dialysis machines and dialyzers; lithotripters; mammography equipment; monitors; MRI/CT machines; needleless drug delivery system injection guns; nerve stimulator programmer; external pacemakers; pacemaker programmers and transmitters; percussors; platelet separators; drug infusion pumps; radiology and ultrasound equipment; pulse oximetery equipment and blood parameter monitors; respiratory equipment; resuscitators; staplers; stretchers; suction regulators; tens units; tourniquets; traction equipment; vaporizers; and medical atomizers and instruments.
Tax 11.45(5)(c)2. 2. Apnea monitors and CPAP machines that are not worn.
Tax 11.45(5)(c)3. 3. Alternating pressure beds, incubators, hospital beds, kinetic therapy beds, kodel bed pads, pressure reduction therapy beds; blanket cradles, patient positioners, and overbed tables and trays.
Tax 11.45(5)(c)4. 4. Abduction, cervical, and orthotic pillows.
Tax 11.45(5)(c)5. 5. Enteral and parenteral feeding bags that are generally used for up to 24 hours which will encompass numerous feedings and are then disposed, and enteral and parenteral connectors, pumps, stands, and tubing and feeding plugs.
Tax 11.45(5)(c)6. 6. IV poles, stands and reusable therapy arm boards, but not disposable arm boards.
Tax 11.45(5)(c)7. 7. Oxygen delivery equipment, oxygen tents or beds, nebulizers, and respiratory bags.
Tax 11.45(5)(c)8. 8. Electronic speech aids.
Tax 11.45(5)(c)9. 9. Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses or packs.
Tax 11.45(5)(c)10. 10. Thermometers; glucose meters; scopes and lasers including stethoscopes, ophthalmoscopes, otoscopes, and endoscopes; and blood pressure equipment.
Tax 11.45(5)(c)11. 11. Commodes and collection basins including bed pans, urine containers, and emesis basins.
Tax 11.45(5)(c)12. 12. Wheelchair cushions that are braces or supports that are not attached and do not become a component part of the wheelchair itself.
Tax 11.45(5)(c)13. 13. Portable over-the-tub whirlpool devices that are not available for sale to the general public and are specifically manufactured for a medical purpose.
Tax 11.45(6) (6)Medicare claims. The administrator of Medicare claims, such as surgical care-blue shield, is under contract to withdraw funds from the United States treasury to pay the providers of medical services or for medical supplies and equipment. If the provider of a taxable item bills the administrator directly in full or in part, the portion paid by the administrator is a tax exempt sale to the United States. If the provider of a taxable item bills an individual in full or in part who then seeks reimbursement from Medicare, the portion paid by the administrator to the individual is not an exempt sale to the United States.
Tax 11.45 Note Note: Section Tax 11.45 interprets ss. 77.51 (3pj), (3pm), (7m), and (11m) and 77.54 (14), (14m), (22b), and (28), Stats.
Tax 11.45 Note Note: The interpretations in s. Tax 11.45 are effective under the general sales and use tax law, on and after September 1, 1969, except: (a) Charges for oxygen equipment became exempt September 1, 1983, pursuant to 1983 Wis. Act 27; (b) Charges for motorized wheelchairs and scooters became exempt September 1, 1985, pursuant to 1985 Wis. Act 29; (c) Charges for apparatus or equipment for the injection of insulin or the treatment of diabetes and supplies used to determine blood sugar level became exempt March 1, 1989, pursuant to 1987 Wis. Act 399; (d) Charges for antiembolism elastic hose and stockings prescribed by a physician became exempt October 1, 1989, pursuant to 1989 Wis. Act 31; (e) Sales of parts and accessories for certain medical items became exempt effective August 15, 1991, pursuant to 1991 Wis. Act 39; (f) The definitions of “drug," “durable medical equipment," “ mobility-enhancing equipment," and “prosthetic devices" and the exemptions for these items became effective October 1, 2009, pursuant to 2009 Wis. Act 2; (g) The change of the term “gross receipts" to “sales price" and the separate impositions of tax on coins and stamps sold above face value under s. 77.52 (1) (b), Stats., certain leased property affixed to real property under s. 77.52 (1) (c), Stats., and digital goods under s. 77.52 (1) (d), Stats., became effective October 1, 2009, pursuant to 2009 Wis. Act 2; and (h) The clarification that a “prosthetic device" must be a replacement, corrective, or supportive device became effective July 2, 2013, pursuant to 2013 Wis. Act 20.
Tax 11.45 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1976, No. 250, eff. 11-1-76; r. (2) (c) 5., am. (3) (intro.) and (e), Register, September, 1984, No. 345, eff. 10-1-84; am. (3) (d), Register, July, 1987, No. 379, eff. 8-1-87; am. (3) (a) and (b) and (4), cr. (3) (c), renum. (3) (c) to (3) (d), renum. (3) (d) to (3) (e), renum. (3) (e) to (3) (f) and (g) and am., renum. (3) (f) to (3) (h), Register, March, 1991, No. 423, eff. 4-1-91; am. (1), (2) (a), (b) (intro.), (c) (intro.), (3) (intro.) to (e) and (4), r. and recr. (3) (h), Register, May, 1993, No. 449, eff. 6-1-93; EmR0924: emerg. r. and recr. eff. 10-1-09; CR 09-090: r. and recr. Register May 2010 No. 653, eff. 6-1-10; CR 14-006: am. (3) (a) Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 19-122: am. (4) (b) 3. Register July 2020 No. 775, eff. 8-1-20.
Tax 11.46 Tax 11.46 Summer camps.
Tax 11.46(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
Tax 11.46(1)(a) (a) “Agency camps" means camps operated by corporations or associations organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, or educational purposes when no part of the net earnings inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.
Tax 11.46 Note Example: The YMCA and Boy Scouts of America are agency camps.
Tax 11.46(1)(b) (b) “Private camps" means all other camps including those camps organized and operated with the expectation of profit, whether or not profit is actually realized.
Tax 11.46(2) (2)Taxable receipts. Receipts from the following are taxable, except as provided in sub. (4) or (5):
Tax 11.46(2)(a) (a) Prepared foods, as defined in s. 77.51 (10m), Stats., soft drinks, as defined in s. 77.51 (17w), Stats., candy, as defined in s. 77.51 (1fm), Stats., dietary supplements, as defined in s. 77.51 (3n), Stats., and other tangible personal property and items, property, and goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), and (d), Stats., sold by agency camps or private camps.
Tax 11.46(2)(b) (b) Lodging provided by private camps for a continuous period of less than one month.
Tax 11.46(2)(c) (c) Taxable services under s. 77.52 (2), Stats.
Tax 11.46(3) (3)Exempt receipts. Receipts from the following are exempt, except as provided in sub. (5):
Tax 11.46(3)(a) (a) All lodging provided by agency camps.
Tax 11.46(3)(b) (b) Lodging provided by private camps for a continuous period of one month or more.
Tax 11.46(3)(c) (c) Food and food ingredients, as defined in s. 77.51 (3t), Stats., excluding candy, soft drinks, dietary supplements, and prepared foods.
Tax 11.46(4) (4)Occasional sales.
Tax 11.46(4)(a) (a) The sales price from the sale of tangible personal property, items, property, and goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c) and (d), Stats., or taxable services by agency camps not engaged in a trade or business and not otherwise required to hold a seller's permit are exempt from Wisconsin sales tax if entertainment, as defined in s. 77.54 (7m), Stats., is not provided.
Tax 11.46(4)(b) (b) An agency camp is not engaged in a trade or business if its sales of otherwise taxable tangible personal property, items, property, and goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), and (d), Stats., or services or its events occur on 75 days or less during the calendar year or if its taxable receipts for the calendar year are $50,000 or less.
Tax 11.46 Note Note: See Wisconsin publication 206, sales tax exemption for nonprofit organizations, for more detailed information about when one is engaged in a trade or business or required to hold a seller's permit.
Tax 11.46(5) (5)Combined charge.
Tax 11.46(5)(a) (a) A summer camp's charge for meals, lodging, and program access for one nonitemized price is not subject to tax. The exemption in s. 77.54 (51), Stats., applies.
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