Wisconsin Income Tax Forms and Wisconsin Income Tax Rate Information

By | December 23, 2015

Wisconsin Income Tax E-File Information

Electronic Filing: (608) 266-2772

Email contact for e-filing: efiling@revenue.wi.gov; Fax to E-Filing Unit: (608) 264-7776

E-File Main: E-File Webpage

E-Filed Video Assistance: E-File Videos Webpage

E-File Tips: E-File Tips Webpage


Who must file Wisconsin income tax?

Filing Status Age as of the End of the Year Full-Year Residents Part-Year & Nonresidents
Single Under age 65 $10,780 or more $2,000 or more
Age 65 or older $11,030 or more $2,000 or more
Married filing a joint return Both spouses under 65 $19,550 or more $2,000 or more
One spouse 65 or older $19,800 or more $2,000 or more
Both spouses 65 or older $20,050 or more $2,000 or more
Married filing separately Under age 65Age 65 and older $9,320or more(individually to each spouse)$9,570(individually to each spouse)$9,300 $2,000 or more
Head of Household Under age 65 $13,720 or more $2,000 or more
Age 65 or older $13,970 or more $2,000 or more


Amounts are for gross income (or total gross income of husband and wife). Gross income means all income (before deducting expenses) reportable to Wisconsin. The income may be received in the form of money, property, or services. It does not include items that are exempt from Wisconsin tax. For example, it does not include social security benefits or U.S. government interest. There are additional filing requirements if you or your spouse can be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return. Also, if you owe a Wisconsin penalty on an IRA, retirement plan, Coverdell education savings account, medical savings account, or health savings account, you are required to file a tax return.

All Wisconsin Residents Must File a Wisconsin Tax Return

All residents must file a tax return. A Wisconsin resident’s world-wide income is reportable to Wisconsin. Anyone domiciled in another state or country at any time during the year must file Form 1NPR. Also, if Married Filing Jointly, and one spouse is domiciled in another state at any time during the year (e.g. a military member who is a resident of another state), couple must file 1NPR.

When is a Spouse Considered a Wisconsin Resident?

Spouse is considered a resident if the following are met: 1- there is an intent to abandon an old domicile; 2- there is an intent to acquire WI as a new domicile; and 3- spouse is physically present in WI. WI has a Legal Residence (Domicile) Questionnaire that can be used to determine residency at page 49 of the 2014 1NPR Instructions.


What are Wisconsin income tax forms?

Residents: Form 1, 1A, or WI-Z. Part-year and nonresidents: Form 1NPR.


What are Wisconsin income tax deductions, Wisconsin income exclusions, and Wisconsin income tax exemptions?

$700 per person if under 65; $950 if over 65.

WI does not tax social security benefits. See Form 1NPR Instructions.

Wisconsin Tax Return Standard Deduction

Standard Deduction varies with income. Does not follow all federal rules; see 2014 Standard Deduction Table on page 39 of 1NPR instructions. Form 1NPR Instructions. If federal itemized deductions exceed WI standard deduction, may be eligible for an “Itemized Deduction Credit.” WI does not allow deductions of Reserve/Guard travel over 100 miles to drills.


What is Wisconsin Capital Gains tax?

May qualify for WI 60% capital gain exclusion see instructions and complete schedule WD (Schedule WD). Form 1NPR Instructions


When are Wisconsin Taxes due?

April 18, 2016


Other Wisconsin Income Tax Information

School district number Nonresidents – don’t fill in this line. Partyear and fullyear residents – See the list of school districts at Page 41 of Income Tax Instructions)–2014 1 NPR Instructions Fill in the number of the school district in which you lived on December 31, 2014, or before leaving Wisconsin.

Veteran and Surviving Spouse Credit: The veterans and surviving spouses property tax credit is a credit equal to the amount of property taxes paid during the year on an eligible veteran’s or surviving spouse’s principal dwelling. The credit is claimed on the Wisconsin income tax return. Before claiming the credit, the veteran or surviving spouse must obtain verification of his or her eligibility for the credit from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA). A copy of this verification must be attached to the Wisconsin income tax return for the first year that the credit is claimed.


Wisconsin Income Tax Contact Information

Wisconsin Department of
Revenue Individual Income Tax
P.O. Box 59
Madison, WI 53785


More Information About Wisconsin Income Tax Return

General Information:              (608) 266-2772; (608) 266-2468

Website:                                  WI Department of Revenue

Forms:                                     (608) 266-1961   Forms

Refunds:                                  (866) 947-7363


Wisconsin Tax State filing addresses:

Payment enclosed:                                                      Refund expected or no payment:

Wisconsin Department of Revenue                               Wisconsin Department of Revenue

P.O. Box 268                                                              P.O. Box 59

Madison, WI 53790-0001                                            Madison, WI 53785-0001