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Tough cheese: Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission clarifies the scope of property tax manufacturing exemption
Posted on 7 Oct 2020 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

The Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission recently clarified the applicability of the state’s property tax exemption for machinery, tools, and patterns (“MTP”) under Wis. Stat. § 70.111(27), which took effect in 2018. At issue in this appeal was which of a... Read More

Wisconsin DOR Proposes Guidance for Marketplace Sellers and Providers
Posted on 9 Jul 2020 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Wisconsin’s Department of Revenue (DOR) released two proposed guidance documents answering common questions and clarifying rules applicable to marketplace sellers and providers. The proposed Marketplace Provider Common Questions generally explains the... Read More

A Dirty Outcome: Wisconsin Appellate Court Holds Laundry Services Taxable
Posted on 12 Oct 2018 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

On July 17, 2018, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals held that a taxpayer’s services qualified as taxable “laundry services” and were subject to Wisconsin sales tax.  The taxpayer entered into service agreements with clients and provided them contract cleaning... Read More

Can Loopholes Blow the Whistle on Whistleblowers?
Posted on 17 Dec 2010 by David Cay Johnston

Two court actions in Wisconsin, one of them now before the Seventh Circuit, open a rare window into corporate tax compliance. These actions raise questions about IRS competence in audits and reveal big holes in federal laws to encourage and protect whistleblowers... Read More

The Tax and Spend Issue in Wisconsin
Posted on 29 Oct 2010 by David Brunori

Wisconsin is about $3 billion in the hole for the next two year budget cycle. GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker has proposed cutting business taxes to help stimulate the economy. . . . Democrat Tom Barrett has said he will not raise taxes. He says... Read More

A Not so Crazy Idea Rejected in Wisconsin
Posted on 17 Dec 2010 by David Brunori

Governor elect Scott Walker , incoming Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder, and most Democratic lawmakers soundly rejected a tax reform proposal by former Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler. Chandler, working on Walker's transition team, suggested raising... Read More