Wisconsin Department of Revenue announces relief measures for small businesses

MADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) announced Friday, March 27 additional measures to help small businesses, including steps to help with sales tax payments.

Starting immediately, small businesses can request an extension to file sales and use tax returns scheduled to be due March 31 until April 30, and those scheduled to be due April 30 until June 1.

Last week, the DOR, like the IRS, automatically extended income tax payment and return due dates to July 15, 2020.

Other elements related to the sales tax change include:

     "We understand the anxiousness Wisconsinites have at this time.  This event impacts not only our health and safety but also our finances," Gov. Tony Evers said. "Our state agencies are working to assist our citizens in any way that we can."

    Other significant changes by DOR to assist both individual and business taxpayers as they face challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic include:

      Contact Information

        The Wisconsin Department of Revenue notes that most services are found online at www.revenue.wi.gov

        For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 in the Wisconsin www.wisconsin.gov/covid19 .