Quick Answer: This post offers information on how to register for a sales tax permit in Wisonsin. Registration is best completed online via the Wisconsin Department of Revenue website. More detailed information is included below.
Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Wisconsin?
The first step in registering for a sales tax permit is determining if you even need one. In general, you need a sales tax permit in Wisconsin if you have physical presence or meet economic nexus requirements. For more detailed information on the necessity of getting a permit, you can learn more at our blog post “Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Wisconsin?”.
If you are not sure where you should get sales tax permits, we can help determine that for you with our Sales Tax Starter Kit Service.
Once you’re sure you need a sales tax permit in Wisconsin, you can proceed with registering
Type of Sales Tax Permits Available in Wisconsin
Wisconsin offers a Seller’s Permit for businesses with sales tax obligations in the state.
How Much Does a Sales Tax Permit in Wisconsin Cost?
Wisconsin currently charges a $20 registration fee to apply for the Seller’s Permit.
Where to Register for a Wisconsin Sales Tax Permit
There are two ways to register for a Seller’s Permit in Wisconsin, either by paper application or via the online website.
Likely the best place to register for a Seller’s Permit with the state of Wisconsin is on their website here.
You can also apply via paper application. A copy of that application can be found here.
Where to Go if You Need Help Registering for a Sales Tax Permit in Wisconsin
If you are stuck or have questions, you can either contact the state of Wisconsin directly or hire us to register for a sales tax permit on your behalf.
How to contact the Wisconsin Department of Revenue if you have questions: You can contact the Wisconsin Department of Revenue by telephone at (608) 266‑2776.
How to contact TaxValet if you want someone to handle your permit registration for you: You can learn more about our sales tax permit registration service by clicking here.
Information Needed to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in Wisconsin
Before you begin the process of registering with the state, make sure you have access to the following information:
- Federal tax ID, typically called the EIN, issued by the IRS
- Knowledge of your business entity structure
- Business owner information
- North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) number
- Start date with the state of Wisconsin
- Your estimated monthly sales in Wisconsin
To get started, choose the link titled “Apply Online” on the website.
You will then select “Register with Department of Revenue.”
Follow the prompts to apply for your Seller’s Permit with the state of Wisconsin.
What Happens After You Apply for a Sales Tax Permit in Wisconsin?
After you apply for your Seller’s Permit in Wisconsin you will be sent an email with an access code within 24-48 hours. You will need to use the code to log back into your account with the username and password you set up during the permit registration process. The login page can be found here.
You should receive your Wisconsin Seller’s Permit within 7-10 business days after you apply for your permit.
If at any point you are stuck and want a team of experts to handle all of this for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.