You are on License
State of Wisconsin *
Help  |  Site Map  |  Subject Directory  |  Agency Index  |  Feedback

* License Home
* Portal Home
* Government
* Public Services
* Business
* Education
* Wisconsin Facts
* Health & Safety
* Relocation
* Visiting


Detailed Information for : Sales & Use Tax, Consumers Use Tax Certificate
Certificate required for a person to regularly store, use, or consume taxable tangible personal property or taxable services in Wisconsin upon which a sales tax was not paid, unless the person is required to have a seller's permit or a use tax certificate. This certificate is used by businesses located in Wisconsin that are not required to hold a seller's permit (i.e., businesses not doing retail sales) who buy products on which sales tax was not paid and the products are used in their business. An example is a consultant doing business in Madison who buys his office supplies from a Chicago-area business that does not collect Wisconsin sales or use tax.  
License Type:
Valid until the business rescinds it by notifying the Department of Revenue.  
No fees required.  
Application Form(s):
To Apply Directly Online:
Wisconsin Statutes:
Use Tax Certificate (s. 77.53 (9))  
Administrative Rules/Codes:
Consumer's Use Tax Certificate (Tax 11.002 (2) (c))  
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:
Download Acrobat Download Acrobat Reader from Adobe
to be able to read PDF files.
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.