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General Instructions

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue grants an automatic six-month extension of time to file your Wisconsin income tax return if you obtain a federal extension of time to file, provided you attach a copy of a valid federal Form 4868 to your Wisconsin income tax return.

Other options available for filing an extension:

  • You may also qualify for an extension under federal law for Wisconsin purposes, even if you do not need a federal extension because you filed your federal return by April 15, 2015. To obtain an extension only for Wisconsin, attach a statement to your Wisconsin income tax return indicating you wish to take the federal Form 4868 extension provision or attach a copy of the federal Form 4868 with only the name, address, and signature areas completed.
  • If you are allowed an automatic two-month extension for filing your federal return because you are outside the United States and Puerto Rico on April 15, 2015, this automatically gives you a Wisconsin extension. Attach a statement to your Wisconsin return explaining how you qualify.

An extension to file your return is not an extension of time to pay your taxes.

Returns not filed by April 15, 2015, or during an extension period, are subject to additional interest and penalties. If you expect to owe additional tax, you can avoid the 1% per month interest charge during the extension period by paying the tax you owe by April 15, 2015.

Pay your taxes online at Wisconsin’s Taxpayer Access Point

You can also pay online at Official Payments Corporation. Visa, MasterCard, Discover Network, and American Express credit and debit cards, and other forms of payment, such as Bill Me Later® are accepted. To make a debit card payment you can use a MasterCard or Visa Debit Card or any debit card with Nyce, Pulse or Star logos.

There is a convenience fee for this service which is paid directly to the company. The amount of the fee is based on the amount of your payment.

Pay your taxes by phone by calling Official Payments toll-free at 1-800-272-9829. This automated service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. At the end of your call you will be given a confirmation number. Write down and save it as proof of payment for your records.

There is a convenience fee for this service which is paid directly to the company. The amount of the fee is based on the amount of your payment.

Along with the payment voucher, send a check or money order for the amount of tax due made payable to Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Do not staple or attach your payment to the voucher. Mail to:
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
PO Box 930208
Milwaukee, WI 53293-0208

In all cases, interest will be charged at a rate of 1% per month from the date the tax should have been paid (April 15, 2015) until the date of payment. In addition, the state may assess the following penalties:

Late Payment Penalty: Wisconsin may also assess additional late payment penalties at a rate of 18% per year on the outstanding balance if you do not pay the total tax due by October 15, 2015.

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue does not require that you request an extension if you do not owe or are expecting a tax refund. There is nothing to be filed at this time.

For more information, visit The Wisconsin Department of Revenue.