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71.45(2)(a)(a) Insurers subject to taxation under this chapter shall pay a tax according to or measured by net income. Such tax is payable under s. 71.44 (1). Except as provided in sub. (5), "net income" of an insurer subject to taxation under this chapter means federal taxable income as determined in accordance with the provisions of the internal revenue code adjusted as follows:
71.45(2)(a)1. 1. By adding to federal taxable income the amount of any loss carry-forward or carry-back, including any capital loss carry-forward or carry-back, deducted in the calculation of federal taxable income.
71.45(2)(a)2. 2. By adding to federal taxable income, if not already included therein, the amount of any federal tax refund or portion thereof previously applied to reduce the amount of tax payable under this chapter.
71.45(2)(a)3. 3. For insurers subject to taxation under s. 71.43 (1), by adding to federal taxable income the amount of any interest income, except interest under sub. (1t), that is not included in federal taxable income except the amount of any interest income which is by federal law exempt from taxation by this state and, for insurers subject to taxation under s. 71.43 (2), by adding to federal taxable income the amount of any interest income which is not included in federal taxable income.
71.45(2)(a)4. 4. By adding to federal taxable income an amount equal to dividend income received during the taxable year to the extent such dividend income was used as a deduction in determining federal taxable income.
71.45(2)(a)5. 5. By adding to federal taxable income the amount of taxes imposed by this or any other state, or the District of Columbia, that are value-added taxes, single business taxes or taxes on or measured by net income, gross income, gross receipts or capital stock, if any, that are deducted in the calculation of federal taxable income except that gross receipts taxes assessed in lieu of property taxes are deductible from gross income.
71.45(2)(a)5m. 5m. By adding to federal taxable income the amount of the environmental tax that is imposed under section 59A of the internal revenue code and that is deducted in calculating federal taxable income.
71.45(2)(a)6. 6. By adding or subtracting, as appropriate, the difference between the federal basis and the Wisconsin basis of any asset sold, exchanged, abandoned or otherwise disposed of in a taxable transaction during the taxable year.
71.45(2)(a)7. 7. For taxable years beginning before January 1, 2014, by adding or subtracting, as appropriate, the amount required to reflect the fact that property that, under s. 71.01 (4) (g) 7. to 10., 1985 stats., is required to be depreciated for taxable years 1983 to 1986 under the internal revenue code as amended to December 31, 1980, shall continue to be depreciated under the internal revenue code as amended to December 31, 1980.
71.45(2)(a)8. 8. By subtracting from federal taxable income dividends received that are deductible under s. 71.26 (3) (j) and are included in federal taxable income.
71.45(2)(a)9. 9. By subtracting from federal taxable income any net capital losses not offset against capital gains to the extent that subtraction is allowed to other corporations in computing net income under s. 71.26 (2).
71.45(2)(a)10. 10. By adding to federal taxable income the amount of credit computed under s. 71.47 (1dd) to (1dy), (3g), (3h), (3n), (3p), (3q), (3r), (3rm), (3rn), (3w), (5e), (5f), (5g), (5h), (5i), (5j), (5k), (5r), (5rm), (6n), (8r), and (9s) and not passed through by a partnership, limited liability company, or tax-option corporation that has added that amount to the partnership's, limited liability company's, or tax-option corporation's income under s. 71.21 (4) or 71.34 (1k) (g) and the amount of credit computed under s. 71.47 (1), (3), (3t), (4), (4m), and (5).
71.45(2)(a)10b. 10b. By subtracting from federal taxable income, as provided under s. 71.47 (3) (c) 7., the amount of the credit under s. 71.47 (3) that the taxpayer added to income under subd. 10. at the time that the taxpayer first claimed the credit.
71.45(2)(a)10m. 10m. By adding to federal taxable income the amount deducted under section 847 of the Internal Revenue Code.
71.45(2)(a)11. 11. By subtracting from federal taxable income the amount of any recapture under s. 71.47 (1di) (e).
71.45(2)(a)13. 13. For taxable years beginning before January 1, 2014, by adding or subtracting, as appropriate, the depreciation deduction under the federal Internal Revenue Code as amended to December 31, 2000, except that property first placed in service by the taxpayer on or after January 1, 1983, but before January 1, 1987, that, under s. 71.04 (15) (b) and (br), 1985 stats., is required to be depreciated under the Internal Revenue Code as amended to December 31, 1980, and property first placed in service in taxable year 1981 or thereafter but before January 1, 1987, that, under s. 71.04 (15) (bm), 1985 stats., is required to be depreciated under the Internal Revenue Code as amended to December 31, 1980, shall continue to be depreciated under the Internal Revenue Code as amended to December 31, 1980.
71.45(2)(a)14. 14. By subtracting from federal taxable income the amount that is included in that income from the sale by the original policyholder or original certificate holder who has a catastrophic or life-threatening illness or condition of a life insurance policy or certificate, or the sale of the death benefit under a life insurance policy or certificate, under a life settlement contract, as defined in s. 632.69 (1) (k). In this subdivision, "catastrophic or life-threatening illness or condition" includes AIDS, as defined in s. 49.686 (1) (a), and HIV infection, as defined in s. 49.686 (1) (d).
71.45(2)(a)15. 15. By subtracting from federal taxable income all income that is realized from the purchase and subsequent sale or redemption of lottery prizes that is treated as nonapportionable income under sub. (3r).
71.45(2)(a)16. 16. By adding to federal taxable income any amount deducted or excluded under the Internal Revenue Code for interest expenses, rental expenses, intangible expenses, and management fees that are directly or indirectly paid, accrued, or incurred to, or in connection directly or indirectly with one or more direct or indirect transactions with, one or more related entities.
71.45(2)(a)17. 17. By subtracting from federal taxable income the amount added to federal taxable income under subd. 16., to the extent that the conditions under s. 71.80 (23) are satisfied.
71.45(2)(a)18. 18. A deduction shall be allowed for the amount added, pursuant to subd. 16. or s. 71.05 (6) (a) 24., 71.26 (2) (a) 7., or 71.34 (1k) (j), to the federal income of a related entity that paid interest expenses, rental expenses, intangible expenses, or management fees to the insurer, to the extent that the related entity could not offset such amount with the deduction allowable under subd. 17. or s. 71.05 (6) (b) 45., 71.26 (2) (a) 8., or 71.34 (1k) (k).
71.45(2)(a)19. 19. Starting with the first taxable year beginning after December 31, 2013, and for each of the next 4 taxable years, by subtracting 20 percent of the amount determined by subtracting the combined federal adjusted basis of all depreciated or amortized assets as of the last day of the taxable year beginning in 2013 that are also being depreciated or amortized for Wisconsin from the combined Wisconsin adjusted basis of those assets on the same day.
71.45(2)(b)1.1. With respect to any domestic insurer engaged in the sale of life insurance and also other insurance, the net income figure derived by application of par. (a) shall be multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which is the net gain from operations on insurance, other than life insurance, and the denominator of which is the total net gain from operations; except that the multiplier is zero if the numerator is zero or the numerator is negative and the adjusted federal taxable income is positive or the numerator is positive and the adjusted federal taxable income is negative, and except that the multiplier is one if the numerator is positive and the denominator is zero or negative and the adjusted federal taxable income is positive or the numerator is negative and the denominator is zero or positive and the adjusted federal taxable income is negative or the numerator, the denominator and the adjusted federal taxable income are positive and the numerator is greater than the denominator, and except that if the numerator and denominator are both negative and the adjusted federal taxable income is negative the multiplier is positive but may not be more than one.
71.45(2)(b)2. 2. For purposes of the numerator, "net gain from operations on insurance, other than life insurance" includes net income, after dividends to policyholders, but before federal income taxes and foreign income or franchise taxes, from fire and casualty insurance; net gain from operations, after dividends to policyholders and before federal income taxes, from accident and health insurance; and net realized capital gains or losses on investments from accident and health insurance operations, said net realized capital gains or losses to be apportioned among life and accident and health insurance lines in the same manner as net investment income is required to be apportioned by the commissioner of insurance. "Net gain from operations", "net income", "net realized capital gains or losses", and "net investment income" shall be calculated and reported as required under rules adopted by the commissioner of insurance.
71.45(2)(b)3. 3. For purposes of the denominator, "total net gain from operations" includes net income, after dividends to policyholders, but before federal income taxes and foreign income or franchise taxes, from fire and casualty insurance; net gain from operations after dividends to policyholders and before federal income taxes, from accident and health and life insurance; and net realized capital gains or losses on investments from accident and health and life insurance operations. "Net income", "net gain from operations", and "net realized capital gains or losses" shall be calculated and reported as required under rules adopted by the commissioner of insurance.
71.45(2)(b)4. 4. The resultant figure shall constitute Wisconsin net income for purposes of the Wisconsin franchise tax measured by net income except with respect to such of said insurers as had, in the taxable year, premiums written on insurance other than life insurance where the subject of such insurance was resident, located or to be performed outside this state.
71.45(3) (3)Apportionment. Except as provided in sub. (3d), to determine Wisconsin income for purposes of the franchise tax, domestic insurers that, in the taxable year, have received premiums, other than life insurance premiums, written for insurance on property or risks resident, located or to be performed outside this state shall multiply the net income figure derived by application of sub. (2) by the arithmetic average of the following 2 percentages:
71.45(3)(a) (a) Subject to sub. (3d), the percentage determined by dividing the sum of direct premiums written for insurance other than life insurance, with respect to all property and risks resident, located, or to be performed in this state, and assumed premiums written for reinsurance, other than life insurance, with respect to all property and risks resident, located, or to be performed in this state, by the sum of direct premiums written for insurance on all property and risks, other than life insurance, wherever located, and assumed premiums written for reinsurance on all property and risks, other than life insurance, wherever located. In this paragraph, "direct premiums" means direct premiums as reported for the taxable year on an annual statement that is filed by the insurer with the commissioner of insurance under s. 601.42 (1g) (a). In this paragraph, "assumed premiums" means assumed reinsurance premiums from domestic insurance companies as reported for the taxable year on an annual statement that is filed with the commissioner of insurance under s. 601.42 (1g) (a).
71.45(3)(b)1.1. Subject to sub. (3d), the percentage determined by dividing the payroll, exclusive of life insurance payroll, paid in this state in the taxable year by total payroll, exclusive of life insurance payroll, paid everywhere in the taxable year.
71.45(3)(b)2. 2. Under subd. 1., payroll is paid in this state if the individual's service is performed entirely in this state; or the individual's service is performed both in and outside of this state, but the service performed outside of this state is incidental to the individual's service in this state; or some service is performed in this state and the base of operations, or if there is no base of operations, the place from which the service is directed or controlled is in this state, or the base of operations or the place from which the service is directed or controlled is not in any state in which some part of the service is performed, but the individual's residence is in this state.
71.45(3d) (3d)Phase in; domestic insurers.
71.45(3d)(a)(a) For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2005, and before January 1, 2007, a domestic insurer that is subject to apportionment under sub. (3) and this subsection shall multiply the net income figure derived by the application of sub. (2) by an apportionment fraction composed of the percentage under sub. (3) (a) representing 60% of the fraction and the percentage under sub. (3) (b) 1. representing 40% of the fraction.
71.45(3d)(b) (b) For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2006, and before January 1, 2008, a domestic insurer that is subject to apportionment under sub. (3) and this subsection shall multiply the net income figure derived by the application of sub. (2) by an apportionment fraction composed of the percentage under sub. (3) (a) representing 80% of the fraction and the percentage under sub. (3) (b) 1. representing 20% of the fraction.
71.45(3d)(c) (c) For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2007, a domestic insurer that is subject to apportionment under sub. (3) and this subsection shall multiply the net income figure derived by the application of sub. (2) by the percentage under sub. (3) (a).
71.45(3e) (3e)Apportionment formula computation.
71.45(3e)(a)1.1. For taxable years beginning before January 1, 2008, if both the numerator and the denominator used to determine the percentage under sub. (3) (a) related to a taxpayer's net income are zero, the percentage under sub. (3) (a) is eliminated from the apportionment formula to determine the taxpayer's income under sub. (3).
71.45(3e)(a)2. 2. For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2007, if both the numerator and the denominator used to determine the percentage under sub. (3) (a) related to a taxpayer's net income are zero, none of the taxpayer's net income is apportioned to this state.
71.45(3e)(b)1.1. For taxable years beginning before January 1, 2008, if the numerator used to determine the percentage under sub. (3) (a) related to a taxpayer's net income is a negative number and the denominator used to determine the percentage under sub. (3) (a) related to a taxpayer's net income is a positive number, a negative number, or zero, the percentage under sub. (3) (a) is zero.
71.45(3e)(b)2. 2. For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2007, if the numerator used to determine the percentage under sub. (3) (a) related to a taxpayer's net income is a negative number and the denominator used to determine the percentage under sub. (3) (a) related to a taxpayer's net income is a positive number, a negative number, or zero, none of the taxpayer's net income is apportioned to this state.
71.45(3e)(c)1.1. For taxable years beginning before January 1, 2008, if the numerator used to determine the percentage under sub. (3) (a) related to a taxpayer's net income is a positive number and the denominator used to determine the percentage under sub. (3) (a) related to a taxpayer's net income is zero or a negative number, the percentage under sub. (3) (a) is one.
71.45(3e)(c)2. 2. For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2007, if the numerator used to determine the percentage under sub. (3) (a) related to a taxpayer's net income is a positive number and the denominator used to determine the percentage under sub. (3) (a) related to a taxpayer's net income is zero or a negative number, all of the taxpayer's net income is apportioned to this state.
71.45(3m) (3m)Arithmetic average. Except as provided in sub. (3d), the arithmetic average of the 2 percentages referred to in sub. (3) shall be applied to the net income figure arrived at by the successive application of sub. (2) (a) and (b) with respect to Wisconsin insurers to which sub. (2) (a) and (b) applies and which have received premiums, other than life insurance premiums, written for insurance on property or risks resident, located or to be performed outside this state, to arrive at Wisconsin income constituting the measure of the franchise tax.
71.45(3r) (3r)Allocation of certain proceeds. All income that is realized from the purchase and subsequent sale or redemption of lottery prizes if the winning tickets were originally bought in this state shall be allocated to this state.
71.45(4) (4)Net business loss carry-forward.
71.45(4)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), insurers computing tax under this subchapter may subtract from Wisconsin net income any Wisconsin net business loss sustained in any of the next 20 preceding taxable years to the extent not offset by Wisconsin net business income of any year between the loss year and the taxable year for which an offset is claimed and computed without regard to sub. (2) (a) 8. and 9. and this subsection and limited to the amount of net income, but no loss incurred for a taxable year before taxable year 1987 by a nonprofit service plan of sickness care under ch. 148, or dental care under s. 447.13 may be treated as a net business loss of the successor service insurer under ch. 613 operating by virtue of s. 148.03 or 447.13.
71.45(4)(b) (b) An insurer that is part of a combined group under s. 71.255 may offset against its Wisconsin net business income any unused pre-2009 net business loss carry-forward under s. 71.255 (6) (bm) for the 20 taxable years that begin after December 31, 2011.
71.45(5) (5)Exceptions. The net income of a cooperative health care association organized under s. 185.981, or of a service insurance corporation organized under ch. 613, that is derived from a health maintenance organization, as defined in s. 609.01 (2), or a limited service health organization, as defined in s. 609.01 (3), is the net income that would be determined if the cooperative health care association or service insurance corporation were subject to federal income taxation and as if that income were that of an insurance company.
71.45(6) (6)Partnerships and limited liability companies.
71.45(6)(a)(a) A general or limited partner's share of the numerator and denominator of a partnership's apportionment factors under this section are included in the numerator and denominator of the general or limited partner's apportionment factors under this section.
71.45(6)(b) (b) If a limited liability company is treated as a partnership, for federal tax purposes, a member's share of the numerator and denominator of a limited liability company's apportionment factors under this section are included in the numerator and denominator of the member's apportionment factors under this section.
71.45 AnnotationRevisions to sub. (1) by 1995 Act 27 were constitutional. Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire v. DOR, 229 Wis. 2d 846, 601 N.W.2d 1 (Ct. App. 1999), 98-1264.
71.46 71.46 Rates of taxation.
71.46(1)(1) The taxes to be assessed, levied and collected upon Wisconsin net incomes of corporations shall be computed at the rate of 7.9%.
71.46(2) (2) The corporation franchise tax imposed under s. 71.43 (2) and measured by Wisconsin net income shall be computed at the rate of 7.9%.
71.46(3) (3) The tax imposed under this subchapter on each domestic insurer on or measured by its entire net income attributable to lines of insurance in this state may not exceed 2% of the gross premiums, as defined in s. 76.62, received during the taxable year by the insurer on all policies on those lines of insurance if the subject of that insurance was resident, located or to be performed in this state plus 7.9% of the income that is realized from the sale of or purchase and subsequent sale or redemption of lottery prizes if the winning tickets were originally bought in this state.
71.46 History History: 1987 a. 312; 1999 a. 9.
71.47 71.47 Credits.
71.47(1)(1) Community development finance credit.
71.47(1)(a)(a) Any corporation which contributes an amount to the community development finance authority under s. 233.03, 1985 stats., or to the housing and economic development authority under s. 234.03 (32) and in the same year purchases common stock or partnership interests of the community development finance company issued under s. 233.05 (2), 1985 stats., or s. 234.95 (2) in an amount no greater than the contribution to the authority, may credit against taxes otherwise due an amount equal to 75% of the purchase price of the stock or partnership interests. The credit received under this paragraph may not exceed 75% of the contribution to the community development finance authority.
71.47(1)(b) (b) Any corporation receiving a credit under this subsection may carry forward to the next succeeding 15 taxable years the amount of the credit not offset against taxes for the year of purchase to the extent not offset by those taxes otherwise due in all intervening years between the year for which the credit was computed and the year for which the carry-forward is claimed.
71.47(1)(c) (c) A claimant who has filed a timely claim under this subsection may file an amended claim with the department of revenue within 4 years of the last day prescribed by law for filing the original claim.
71.47(1)(d) (d) No credit may be claimed under this subsection for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013. Credits under this subsection for taxable years that begin before January 1, 2014, may be carried forward to taxable years that begin after December 31, 2013.
71.47(1dd) (1dd)Development zones day care credit.
71.47(1dd)(a)(a) In this subsection:
71.47(1dd)(a)1. 1. "Day care center benefits" means benefits provided at a child care facility that is licensed under s. 48.65 or 48.69 and that for compensation provides care for at least 6 children or benefits provided at a facility for persons who are physically incapable of caring for themselves.
71.47(1dd)(a)2. 2. "Employment-related day care expenses" means amounts paid or incurred by a claimant, during the 2-year period beginning with the day that the member of the targeted group begins work for the claimants for providing or making day care center benefits available to a qualifying individual in order to enable a member of a targeted group to be employed by the claimant.
71.47(1dd)(a)4. 4. "Member of a targeted group" means a person under sub. (1dj) (am) 1.
71.47(1dd)(a)5. 5. "Qualifying individual" means a dependent of a member of a targeted group who is employed by a claimant and with respect to whom the member is entitled to a deduction under section 151 (c) of the internal revenue code for federal income tax purposes, a dependent of a member of a targeted group who is employed by a claimant if the dependent is physically or mentally incapable of caring for himself or herself or the spouse of a member of a targeted group who is employed by the claimant if the spouse is physically or mentally incapable of caring for himself or herself.
71.47(1dd)(b) (b) Except as provided in s. 73.03 (35), for any taxable year for which that person is certified under s. 560.765 (3), 2009 stats., and begins business operations in a zone under s. 560.71, 2009 stats., after July 29, 1995, or certified under s. 560.797 (4) (a), 2009 stats., for each zone for which the person is certified or entitled a person may credit against taxes otherwise due under this subchapter employment-related day care expenses, up to $1,200 for each qualifying individual.
71.47(1dd)(c) (c) Subsection (1di) (b), (c), (d) 1., (f) and (g), as it applies to the credit under sub. (1di), applies to the credit under this subsection.
71.47(1dd)(d) (d) Section 71.28 (4) (g) and (h), as it applies to the credit under s. 71.28 (4), applies to the credit under this subsection.
71.47(1dd)(dm) (dm) No credit may be allowed under this subsection unless the claimant includes with the claimant's return a statement from the department of commerce verifying the amount of qualifying employment-related day care expenses.
71.47(1dd)(e) (e) No credit may be claimed under this subsection for taxable years that begin on January 1, 1998, or thereafter. Credits under this subsection for taxable years that begin before January 1, 1998, may be carried forward to taxable years that begin on January 1, 1998, or thereafter.
71.47(1de) (1de)Development zones environmental remediation credit.
71.47(1de)(a)(a) Except as provided in s. 73.03 (35), for any taxable year for which a person is certified under s. 560.765 (3), 2009 stats., and begins business operations in a zone under s. 560.71, 2009 stats., after July 29, 1995, or certified under s. 560.797 (4) (a), 2009 stats., for each zone for which the person is certified or entitled the person may claim as a credit against taxes otherwise due under this subchapter an amount equal to 7.5% of the amount that the person expends to remove or contain environmental pollution, as defined in s. 299.01 (4), in the zone or to restore soil or groundwater that is affected by environmental pollution, as defined in s. 299.01 (4), in the zone if the person fulfills all of the following requirements:
71.47(1de)(a)1. 1. Begins the work, other than planning and investigating, for which the credit is claimed after the area that includes the site where the work is done is designated a development zone under s. 560.71, 2009 stats., or an enterprise development zone under s. 560.797, 2009 stats., and after the claimant is certified under s. 560.765 (3), 2009 stats., or certified under s. 560.797 (4) (a), 2009 stats.
71.47(1de)(b) (b) Subsection (1di) (b), (c), (d), (f) and (g), as it applies to the credit under s. 71.07 (2di), applies to the credit under this subsection.
71.47(1de)(c) (c) Section 71.28 (4) (g) and (h), as it applies to the credit under s. 71.28 (4), applies to the credit under this subsection.
71.47(1de)(d) (d) No credit may be claimed under this subsection for taxable years that begin on January 1, 1998, or thereafter. Credits under this subsection for taxable years that begin before January 1, 1998, may be carried forward to taxable years that begin on January 1, 1998, or thereafter.
71.47(1di) (1di)Development zones investment credit.
71.47(1di)(a)(a) Except as provided in pars. (dm) and (f) and s. 73.03 (35), for any taxable year for which the person is entitled under s. 560.795 (3), 2009 stats., to claim tax benefits, any person may claim as a credit against taxes otherwise due under this chapter 2.5% of the purchase price of depreciable, tangible personal property, or 1.75% of the purchase price of depreciable, tangible personal property that is expensed under section 179 of the internal revenue code for purposes of the taxes under this chapter, except that:
71.47(1di)(a)1. 1. The investment must be in property that is purchased after the person is entitled under s. 560.795 (3), 2009 stats., to claim tax benefits and that is used for at least 50% of its use in the conduct of the person's business operations at a location in a development zone under subch. VI of ch. 560, 2009 stats., or, if the property is mobile, the base of operations of the property for at least 50% of its use must be a location in a development zone.
71.47(1di)(a)2. 2. The credit under this subsection may be claimed only by the person who purchased the property the investment in which is the basis for the credit, except that only partners may claim the credit based on purchases by a partnership, only members may claim the credit based on purchases by a limited liability company and except that only shareholders may claim the credit based on purchases by a tax-option corporation.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)