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Orange arrow How do I apply for an extension for my Wisconsin state taxes?

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  Your return is due April 15 If you cannot file on time, you can get an extension. You may use any federal extension provision for Wisconsin, even if you are filing your federal return by April 15. How to get an extension You do not need to submit a request for an extension to the department prior t...
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Orange arrow Wisconsin Medical Care Insurance

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  You may be able to subtract all or a portion of the cost of your medical care insurance. Medical care insurance means a medical care insurance policy that covers you, your spouse, and dependents and provides surgical, medical, hospital, major medical, or other health service coverage (including den...
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Orange arrow Homestead Credit

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  Property Taxes Paid on Home - Fill in the amount of property taxes that you paid on your home. Do not include:- Charges for special assessments, delinquent interest, or services that may be included on your tax bill (such as trash removal, recycling fee, or a water bill).- Property taxes that you c...
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Orange arrow What can I subtract under Wisconsin other subtractions?

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  The following are Other subtractions: Medical Care Insurance Long-Term Care Insurance Tuition and Fee Expenses Military and Uniformed Services Retirement Benefits Local and State Retirement Benefits Federal Retirement Benefits Railroad Retirement Benefits, Railroa...
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Orange arrow Who needs to pay Wisconsin use tax?

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  Did you make any taxable purchases from out-of-state firms during the year on which sales and use tax was not charged? If yes, you must report Wisconsin sales and use tax on these purchases if they were stored, used, or consumed in Wisconsin. You must also report sales and use tax on taxable purcha...
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Orange arrow Who must file a Wisconsin state tax return?

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  Who Must File Refer to the table to see if you are required to file a return in Wisconsin. Filing status Age as of December 31 You must file if your gross income* (or total gross income of husband and wife) was: Single Under 65 65 or Older $11,280 or more $11,530 or more ...
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Orange arrow Wisconsin Charitable Funds

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  You may designate amounts as a donation to one or more of the programs listed below. Your donation will either reduce your refund or be added to tax due. Endangered Resources Donation With your gift, the Endangered Resources Program works to protect and manage native plant and animal species, nat...
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Orange arrow Wisconsin Adoption Expenses

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  If you adopted a child for whom a final order of adoption was entered by a Wisconsin court during the tax year, you may subtract up to $5,000 of the amount you paid for adoption fees, court costs, and legal fees relating to the adoption. You may include amounts paid during the three years leading u...
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Orange arrow Can I deduct education related tuition and fees on my Wisconsin return?

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  You may be able to claim a subtraction for up to $6,974 (per student) of the amount you paid for tuition and mandatory student fees for you, your spouse (if married filing a joint return), and children whom you claim as dependents on your federal income tax return. CAUTION If you claimed the tuitio...
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Orange arrow What Are My Wisconsin Payment Options?

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  To pay online Go to the department’s website at https://tap.revenue.wi.gov/pay. This is a free service. To pay by check or money order Make your check or money order payable to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. If the name of the taxpayer does not match the printed name on the check, pri...
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Orange arrow Can I recover the amount of federal itemized deductions that was taxable on my Wisconsin return in prior year?

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  Recoveries of Federal Itemized Deductions Fill in any amount included as income on your federal tax return that is a recovery of a federal itemized deduction from a prior year for which you did not receive a Wisconsin tax benefit. Example You claimed an itemized deduction on your 2017 federal...
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Orange arrow Calculating Wisconsin Disability Income Exclusion

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  Disability Income Exclusion If you are retired on permanent and total disability and have included your disability income on line 1 of Form 1, you may be able to subtract up to $5,200 of your disability income. You must meet ALL these tests: • You did not reach mandatory retirement age...
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Orange arrow What is the Wisconsin Armed Forces Member Credit?

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  The armed forces member credit is available to certain members of the U.S. armed forces. You may claim the credit if you meet all of the following:- You were on active duty during the tax year, and- You received military pay from the federal government, and- The military pay was for services perfor...
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Orange arrow Can I subtract Wisconsin Retirement Benefits on my Wisconsin return?

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  Retirement Income Exclusion Subtract up to $5,000 of certain retirement income if you (and/or your spouse if married filing a joint return): • You (or your spouse if married filing a joint return) were 65 years of age or older on December 31, 2018, and • Your federal adjusted gross...
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Orange arrow Wisconsin Long-Term Care Insurance

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  If you paid long-term care insurance costs, you may be able to subtract all or a portion of the cost of a long-term care insurance policy which covers you or your spouse.- Long-term care insurance policy means a disability insurance policy or certificate advertised, marketed, offered, or designed p...
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