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Detailed Information for : Sales & Use Tax, Sellers Permit
Permit required for individuals, partnerships, corporations, or other organizations to make retail sales or rentals of tangible personal property or retail sales of taxable services in Wisconsin from a Wisconsin location, unless the seller is exempt from taxation. This permit is valid only at the location for which it is issued. If there is more than one business location, the same permit number will be issued with a different letter suffix for each location.  
License Type:
Two years  
Included in the $20.00 Business Tax Registration fee.  
A security deposit may be required before your seller's permit is issued. The Department of Revenue will notify you if a security deposit is required.  
Additional Information:
See a list of frequently asked questions related to sales tax.  
Application Form(s):
To Apply Directly Online:
Wisconsin Statutes:
Imposition of retail sales tax (S. 77.52 (7)&(9))  
Administrative Rules/Codes:
Seller's Permit Tax (11.002(2)(a))  
Contact Information
Customer Service Bureau
Home Page:
E-mail :
Hours of Operation:
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday  
Mail Address:
PO Box 8902, Madison, WI 53708-8902  
Street Address:
2135 Rimrock Road, Madison, WI 53713  
Agency Web Site:
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For additional assistance with business-related license, permit and registration information, visit the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at or phone them at 608-263-7680.