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Tax 11.83(13) (13)Exemption for vehicles used in waste reduction or recycling. The sales price from the sale, license, lease, or rental of vehicles which are not required to be licensed for highway use and which are used exclusively and directly in waste reduction or recycling activities is exempt from sales and use tax.
Tax 11.83(14) (14)Refunds under "lemon law". Sales tax refunds made under s. 218.0171 (2) (f), Stats., the "lemon law," are normally made in the same manner as the other sales tax refunds. However, when a defective motor vehicle is returned to the manufacturer for a refund of the purchase price, the purchaser is permitted to collect a sales tax refund directly from the department if the manufacturer fails to refund the tax.
Tax 11.83(15) (15)Vegetable oil and animal fat. Sales of vegetable oil and animal fat to an individual that will be converted to motor vehicle fuel for use in that individual's personal motor vehicle are exempt from sales and use tax if the individual does not sell any of that fuel during the year. This exemption only applies if the motor vehicle fuel is exempt from the motor vehicle fuel tax under s. 78.01 (1), Stats.
Tax 11.83 Note Note: Section Tax 11.83 interprets ss. 77.51 (7m), (13) (am), (14) (j), and (15b) (b) 6., 77.52 (1), (2) (a) 10. and 13m., and (15), 77.53 (1), (1m), (16), (17), and (18), 77.54 (5) (a), (c) and (d), (7) and (22b), 77.56 (2) and (3), 77.61 (1), 77.71 (2) and (4), and 77.73, Stats.
Tax 11.83 Note Note: The interpretations in s. Tax 11.83 are effective under the general sales and use tax law on and after September 1, 1969, except: (a) The exemption for a transfer from an individual to a corporation solely owned by an individual became effective January 1, 1983, pursuant to Chapter 264, Laws of 1981; (b) The exemption for motor vehicles used in waste reduction and recycling became effective July 1, 1984, pursuant to 1983 Wis. Act 426; (c) The exemption for mobile mixing and processing units became effective July 20, 1985, pursuant to 1985 Wis. Act 29; (d) The exemption for adaptive equipment for handicapped persons to enter, operate or leave a vehicle became effective June 1, 1990, pursuant to 1989 Wis. Act 238; (e) The exemption for motor vehicles donated to exempt organizations became effective August 9, 1989, pursuant to 1989 Wis. Act 31; (f) The exemption for transfers of motor vehicles to in-laws became effective August 15, 1991, pursuant to 1991 Wis. Act 39; (g) The exemption for parts and accessories for adaptive equipment for motor vehicles of handicapped persons became effective October 1, 1991, pursuant to 1991 Wis. Act 39; (h) The measure of use tax on motor vehicles as described in sub. (8) (b) 1., 3. and 4. became effective September 1, 1995, pursuant to 1995 Wis. Act 27; (i) The use of the amount per plate rather than the lease value, as described in sub. (8) (b) 2., as the measure of use tax for motor vehicles assigned to owners of a dealership became effective December 1, 1997, pursuant to 1997 Wis. Act 27; (j) The trade-in provisions related to lemon law refunds became effective June 1, 2002, pursuant to 2001 Wis. Act 45; (k) The imposition of tax on towing and hauling motor vehicles by a tow truck became effective July 1, 2009, pursuant to 2009 Wis. Act 28; (L) The exemption for mobility-enhancing equipment became effective October 1, 2009, pursuant to 2009 Wis. Act 2; (m) The requirement to collect the tax by persons who are not dealers but who hold a Wisconsin seller's permit became effective October 1, 2009, pursuant to 2009 Wis. Act 2; and (n) The change of the term "gross receipts" to "sales price" and the separate impositions of tax on coins and stamps sold above face value under s. 77.52 (1) (b), Stats., certain leased property affixed to real property under s. 77.52 (1) (c), Stats., and digital goods under s. 77.52 (1) (d), Stats., became effective October 1, 2009, pursuant to 2009 Wis. Act 2.
Tax 11.83 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1977, No. 264, eff. 1-1-78; am. (7) (a) and (8), Register, May, 1981, No. 307, eff. 6-1-81; am. (4) (c), Register, September, 1984, No. 345, eff. 10-1-84; am. (7) (a) 1. and 2., Register, February, 1986, No. 362, eff. 3-1-86; emerg. am. (7) (a) 1. and 2., eff. 3-24-86; am. (7) (a) 1. and 2., Register, October, 1986, No. 370, eff. 11-1-86; cr. (11), Register, July, 1987, No. 379, eff. 8-1-87; am. (1), (2) (a), (c) and (d), (3) (a) and (4) (a) and (c), cr. (5), (13) and (14), renum. (5) to be (6), renum. (6) to (11) to be (7) to (12) and am. (8) (a), (9), (10), and (11) (a), (b) and (c) 1., Register, June, 1991, No. 426, eff. 7-1-91; am. (2) (a), (c), (d), (3) (a), (4) (a), (b), (6), (7) (a), (b), (8) (b), (10) and (14), cr. (7) (c), Register, April, 1993, No. 448, eff. 5-1-93; am. (1), (2), (3) (d), (4) (b), (5), (6), (7) (a), (11) (c) and (12), r. and recr. (8), Register, February, 1997, No. 494, eff. 3-1-97; renum. (1) and (8) (b) 2. and 3. to be (1) (b) and (8) (b) 3. and 4. and am. (1) (b), am. (8) (b) 1., (c) 2. and (d), cr. (1) (a), (8) (b) 2., Register, August, 1999, No. 524, eff. 9-1-99; corrections in (8) (a) and (14) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register July 2002 No. 559; EmR0924: emerg. am. (1) (a), (b), (2) (title), (intro.), (b) to (d), (3) (title), (a) to (c), (4) (a) to (c), (5), (6), (7) (title), (a), (c), (8) (a), (b) (intro.) to 3. (intro.), 4., (c) (intro.), 1., (10), (11) (a), (b), (12) and (13), cr. (1) (am) and (2) (am), r. (8) (d) and (11) (c), eff. 10-1-09; CR 09-090: am. (1) (a), (b), (2) (title), (intro.), (b) to (d), (3) (title), (a) to (c), (4) (a) to (c), (5), (6), (7) (title), (a), (c), (8) (a), (b) (intro.) to 3. (intro.), 4., (c) (intro.), 1., (10), (11) (a), (b), (12) and (13), cr. (1) (am) and (2) (am), r. (8) (d) and (11) (c) Register May 2010 No. 653, eff. 6-1-10; CR 10-094: am. (2) (title), cr. (2) (e) Register November 2010 No. 659, eff. 12-1-10; correction in (2) (e) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2010 No. 659; CR 12-014: renum. (3) (a) to be (3) (a) 1. and am., cr. (3) (a) (intro.), 2., am. (11) (a), (b), cr. (15) Register August 2012 No. 680, eff. 9-1-12.
Tax 11.84 Tax 11.84 Aircraft.
Tax 11.84(1)(1)General.
Tax 11.84(1)(a)(a) The sales and use tax applies to the sales price from the sale, license, lease, or rental of aircraft and from the sale of accessories, components, attachments, parts, supplies, and materials for aircraft.
Tax 11.84(1)(b) (b) The occasional sale of an aircraft in Wisconsin is taxable unless one of the following applies:
Tax 11.84(1)(b)1. 1. The transfer is to the spouse, parent, stepparent, father-in-law, mother-in-law, child, stepchild, son-in-law, or daughter-in-law of the transferor; the aircraft was previously registered or titled in Wisconsin in the transferor's name, if required to be registered or titled; and the transferor is not engaged in the business of selling aircraft.
Tax 11.84(1)(b)2. 2. The sale is by a nonprofit organization meeting the requirements in s. Tax 11.35 (4).
Tax 11.84(1)(c) (c) Section 77.61 (1) (a), Stats., provides that no aircraft may be registered in Wisconsin unless the registrant presents proof that the sales tax has been paid or a valid exemption was claimed. If the registrant does not present proof that the tax has been paid, the registrant shall pay the tax to the department of transportation at the time the aircraft is registered or titled in Wisconsin. The tax applies to aircraft registered or customarily hangared or both in Wisconsin, even though the aircraft also may be used out-of-state.
Tax 11.84(1)(d) (d) The use tax does not apply to aircraft for an individual's personal use purchased by a nonresident outside this state 90 days or more before bringing the aircraft into Wisconsin in connection with a change of domicile to this state.
Tax 11.84(1)(e) (e) The use tax does not apply to aircraft registered in Wisconsin when all of the following requirements are fulfilled:
Tax 11.84(1)(e)1. 1. The aircraft is purchased in another state, as determined under s. 77.522, Stats.
Tax 11.84(1)(e)2. 2. The aircraft's owner or lessee has paid all of the sales and use taxes imposed in respect to it by the state where it was purchased.
Tax 11.84(1)(e)3. 3. The owner or lessee is one of the following:
Tax 11.84(1)(e)3.a. a. A corporation, and that corporation and all corporations with which that corporation may file a consolidated return for federal income tax purposes, neither is organized under the laws of Wisconsin nor has real property or other tangible personal property, except aircraft and property such as hangars, accessories, attachments, fuel, and parts required for operation of aircraft, in Wisconsin at the time the aircraft is registered in Wisconsin.
Tax 11.84(1)(e)3.b. b. A partnership, and all the corporate partners fulfill the requirements in subd. 3. a., none of the general partners or limited partners who have management or control responsibilities is domiciled in Wisconsin and the partnership has no other tangible personal property and no real property, except aircraft and property such as hangars, accessories, attachments, fuel, and parts required for operation of aircraft, in Wisconsin at the time the aircraft is registered in Wisconsin.
Tax 11.84(1)(e)3.bm. bm. A limited liability company and all of the corporate members fulfill the requirements under subd. 3. a., and none of the managers and none of the members who has management or control responsibilities is domiciled in Wisconsin and the limited liability company has no other tangible personal property and no real property, except aircraft and property such as hangars, accessories, attachments, fuel, and parts required for operation of aircraft, in Wisconsin at the time the aircraft is registered in Wisconsin.
Tax 11.84(1)(e)3.c. c. An individual not domiciled in Wisconsin.
Tax 11.84(1)(e)3.d. d. An estate, trust, cooperative, or unincorporated cooperative association, and that estate, that trust and its grantor or that cooperative or association does not have real property or other tangible personal property, except aircraft and property such as hangars, accessories, attachments, fuel, and parts required for operation of aircraft, in Wisconsin at the time the aircraft is registered in Wisconsin.
Tax 11.84(1)(e)4. 4. The department has not determined that the owner, if the owner is a corporation, trust, partnership, or limited liability company, was formed to qualify for the exemption from Wisconsin use tax.
Tax 11.84(2) (2)Taxable sales.
Tax 11.84(2)(a)(a) Aircraft, supplies and repairs. The sales price received from the following shall be taxable:
Tax 11.84(2)(a)1. 1. The sale, license, lease, or rental of aircraft by any retailer registered or required to be registered to collect Wisconsin sales or use tax, regardless of whether the retailer is an aircraft dealer.
Tax 11.84(2)(a)2. 2. The sale and delivery in Wisconsin of oil, equipment, parts, and supplies for operation of aircraft, regardless of where the aircraft is flown or used. Sales of general aviation fuel subject to taxation under ch. 78, Stats., are exempt from the sales and use tax.
Tax 11.84(2)(a)3. 3. Charges for air frame and engine inspection, maintenance, and repair.
Tax 11.84(2)(b) (b) Parking.
Tax 11.84(2)(b)1.1. Section 77.52 (2) (a) 9., Stats., imposes the tax on "Parking or providing parking space for motor vehicles and aircraft for a consideration...." "Parking" includes occupying space in a hangar when an aircraft is available for use without requiring a substantial expenditure of time or effort to make it operational.
Tax 11.84 Note Examples: 1) A ready-to-fly aircraft occupying space in a hangar and available for immediate use is parked.
Tax 11.84 Note 2) An aircraft occupying space in a hangar with its wings off is not parked, since it would require a substantial expenditure of time or effort to make it operational.
Tax 11.84(2)(b)2. 2. Indoor parking, such as single or multiple "T" hangar parking, and outdoor, or "tie-down," parking are taxable.
Tax 11.84(2)(c) (c) Other taxable receipts. The sales price from charges for the following are taxable:
Tax 11.84(2)(c)1. 1. Aerial photographs and maps.
Tax 11.84(2)(c)4. 4. Towing a banner that is not provided by the person towing it.
Tax 11.84(3) (3)Exempt sales of aircraft.
Tax 11.84(3)(a)(a) Section 77.54 (5) (a), Stats., provides that the tax does not apply to the sales price from aircraft, including accessories, attachments, parts, and fuel therefor, sold to persons using the aircraft as certified or licensed carriers of persons or property in interstate or foreign commerce under authority of the laws of the United States or any foreign government, or to aircraft sold to a nonresident of this state who will not use the aircraft in this state other than to remove it from Wisconsin. Scheduled air carriers and commuter carriers with air carrier operating certificates shall qualify for this exemption. This exemption does not apply to persons with air worthiness certificates which indicate certain safety standards have been met, if they do not otherwise qualify.
Tax 11.84(3)(b) (b) The tax does not apply to charges for repair, service, alteration, fitting, cleaning, painting, coating, towing, inspection, and maintenance of aircraft used by a certified or licensed carrier of persons or property in interstate or foreign commerce under the laws of the United States or any foreign government.
Tax 11.84(4) (4)Nontaxable services. Amounts received from the following services are not taxable:
Tax 11.84(4)(a) (a) Except as provided in sub. (2) (c), transporting customers or property for hire when the customer only designates the time of departure and destination while the owner retains control over the aircraft in all other respects.
Tax 11.84(4)(b) (b) Flight instruction when the fees for the instruction are separately stated from the charge for the rental of the aircraft.
Tax 11.84(4)(c) (c) Advertising promotions such as skywriting and banner towing if the person towing the banner also provides it, except when the aircraft is leased to a person who provides the person's own pilot.
Tax 11.84(4)(d) (d) Emergency rescue service, forest fire spotting, and pipeline inspection service, except where the aircraft is leased to a company which provides its own pilot.
Tax 11.84(4)(e) (e) Crop dusting, spraying, fertilizing, and seeding a farmer's crops. A person in the business of crop dusting, spraying, fertilizing, and seeding for farmers may purchase weed killers, fertilizer, and seed without tax for resale, if these items are used in conjunction with but not incidental to providing the service.
Tax 11.84(4)(f) (f) Landing fees.
Tax 11.84(4)(g) (g) Sightseeing flights.
Tax 11.84(4)(h) (h) Carrying a skydiver.
Tax 11.84(4)(i) (i) Towing a hang glider and pilot.
Tax 11.84 Note Note: Section Tax 11.84 interprets ss. 77.52 (2) (a) 9., 77.53 (17r) and (18), 77.54 (5) (a) and (7) and 77.61, Stats.
Tax 11.84 Note Note: The interpretations in s. Tax 11.84 are effective under the general sales and use tax law on and after September 1, 1969, except: (a) the exemption for federal aviation fuel is effective January 1, 1982, pursuant to Chapter 20, Laws of 1981; (b) The exemption for aircraft brought into Wisconsin by new residents became effective August 1, 1987, pursuant to 1987 Wis. Act 27; (c) The exemption for certain nonresidents' aircraft became effective May 15, 1988, pursuant to 1987 Wis. Act 399; (d) The exemption for transfers of aircraft to in-laws became effective August 15, 1991, pursuant to 1991 Wis. Act 39; (e) The requirement to collect the tax on sales of aircraft by persons who are not dealers but who hold a Wisconsin seller's permit became effective October 1, 2009, pursuant to 2009 Wis. Act 2; and (f) The change of the term "gross receipts" to "sales price" and the separate impositions of tax on coins and stamps sold above face value under s. 77.52 (1) (b), Stats., certain leased property affixed to real property under s. 77.52 (1) (c), Stats., and digital goods under s. 77.52 (1) (d), Stats., became effective October 1, 2009, pursuant to 2009 Wis. Act 2.
Tax 11.84 History History: Cr. Register, November, 1977, No. 263, eff. 12-1-77; am. (2) (b) 1. and 2., Register, January, 1983, No. 325, eff. 2-1-83; am. (2) (a) 2. and (3), Register, June, 1983, No. 330, eff. 7-1-83; am. (4) (e), Register, July, 1987, No. 379, eff. 8-1-87; am. (1) (b) 3., cr. (1) (d), Register, April, 1990, No. 412, eff. 5-1-90; am. (1) (c), cr. (1) (e) and (3) (b), renum. (3) (intro.) to be (3) (a), Register, June 1991, No. 426, eff. 7-1-91; am. (1) (b) 1., (c), (2) (b), (3), (4) (intro.) and (b), Register, April, 1993, No. 448, eff. 5-1-93; CR 02-128: am. (1) (b) 1. and 2., (c) and (4) (a) and (c), renum. (2) (c) to be (2) (c) (intro.) and am., cr. (2) (c) 1. to 4., Register July 2003 No. 571, eff. 8-1-03; EmR0924: emerg. am. (1) (a), (b) 1., (c), (e) 1., 3. a., b., d., 4., (2) (a), (c) (intro.), (3), (4) (intro.) and (c) to (e), cr. (1) (e) 3. bm., eff. 10-1-09; CR 09-090: am. (1) (a), (b) 1., (c), (e) 1., 3. a., b., d., 4., (2) (a), (c) (intro.), (3), (4) (intro.) and (c) to (e), cr. (1) (e) 3. bm. Register May 2010 No. 653, eff. 6-1-10; CR 12-014: r. and recr. (1) (b), r. (2) (c) 2., 3., am. (2) (c) 4., cr. (4) (g) to (i) Register August 2012 No. 680, eff. 9-1-12.
Tax 11.85 Tax 11.85 Boats, vessels, and barges.
Tax 11.85(1) (1)Taxable sales. Taxable receipts involving boats include the following:
Tax 11.85(1)(a) (a) The receipts from the sale, license, lease, or rental of boats and boat accessories, and of attachments, parts, supplies, and materials therefor, by any retailer registered or required to be registered to collect Wisconsin sales or use tax, regardless of whether the retailer is a boat dealer.
Tax 11.85(1)(b) (b) Charges for services involved in installing an item on a boat for a consumer.
Tax 11.85(1)(c) (c) Charges for repair, service, alteration, fitting, cleaning, painting, coating, towing, inspecting, and maintaining boats and their accessories or component parts. Services purchased outside Wisconsin, which would be taxable if purchased in Wisconsin, with respect to property later used in Wisconsin, are subject to use tax.
Tax 11.85 Note Example: Individual A, a resident of Wisconsin, takes his boat to Illinois to have it repaired. No Illinois tax is charged to Individual A on the repair services. Individual A brings the boat back to Wisconsin where it is used. Individual A owes Wisconsin use tax on the purchase of the repair services performed in Illinois.
Tax 11.85(1)(d) (d) Charges for docking and storing boats. The tax applies to boat storage in public storage warehouses.
Tax 11.85(2) (2)Exempt sales.
Tax 11.85(2)(a)(a) The sale of a boat not required to be registered in Wisconsin with the Wisconsin department of natural resources or documented under the laws of the United States may qualify as an exempt occasional sale if the transferor does not hold and is not required to hold a seller's permit.
Tax 11.85(2)(b) (b) Sales of boats to the spouse, parent, stepparent, father-in-law, mother-in-law, child, stepchild, son-in-law, or daughter-in-law of the transferor are exempt if the boat was previously registered or titled with the Wisconsin department of natural resources, if required to be registered or titled, or documented under the laws of the United States in the transferor's name and if the transferor is not engaged in the business of selling boats.
Tax 11.85(2)(bm) (bm) The sale of a boat by a nonprofit organization meeting the requirements in s. Tax 11.35 (4).
Tax 11.85(2)(c) (c) Vessels and barges primarily engaged in interstate or foreign commerce or commercial fishing that are documented under the laws of the United States showing a net volumetric tonnage of 50 tons or more are exempt from the tax. Accessories, attachments, and parts attached to the vessel or barge and fuel for the vessels and barges are also exempt.
Tax 11.85(2)(d) (d) A boat purchased outside Wisconsin by a nonresident and used by the nonresident while temporarily in Wisconsin shall be exempt from the tax if the boat is not used in Wisconsin in the conduct of a trade, occupation, business, or profession or in the performance of personal services for wages or fees. The use tax does not apply to a boat for an individual's personal use purchased by a nonresident outside this state 90 days or more before bringing the boat into Wisconsin in connection with a change of domicile to this state.
Tax 11.85(2)(e) (e) A boat purchased by a Wisconsin or federal governmental unit or by certain nonprofit organizations is exempt from the tax, regardless of the boat's size or kind, pursuant to s. 77.54 (9a) or 77.55 (1), Stats.
Tax 11.85(2)(f) (f) Section 77.53 (17m), Stats., exempts a boat purchased in a state contiguous to this state, as determined under s. 77.522, Stats., by a person domiciled in that state if the boat is berthed in this state's boundary waters adjacent to the state of the domicile of the purchaser and if the transaction was an exempt occasional sale under the laws of the state in which the purchase was made.
Tax 11.85(2)(g) (g) Section 77.54 (30) (a) 7., Stats., exempts fuel sold for use in motorboats that are regularly employed in carrying persons for hire for sport fishing in and upon the outlying waters, as defined in s. 29.001 (63), Stats., and the rivers and tributaries specified in s. 29.2285 (2) (a) 1. and 2., Stats., if the owner and all operators are licensed under s. 29.514, Stats., to operate the boat for that purpose.
Tax 11.85(3) (3)Payment of tax.
Tax 11.85(3)(a)(a) No boat may be registered in Wisconsin unless the registrant presents proof that the sales or use tax has been paid or that the transaction was exempt. If the registrant does not present proof that the tax has been paid, the registrant shall pay the tax at the time the boat is registered or titled in Wisconsin, even though the boat may also be used out-of-state.
Tax 11.85(3)(b) (b) A boat purchased outside Wisconsin which is required to be registered under Wisconsin law is subject to the Wisconsin use tax, regardless of the state of domicile of the person bringing the boat into Wisconsin or the use of the boat in Wisconsin, unless exempt under sub. (2) (d).
Tax 11.85(3)(c) (c) A credit is permitted against the Wisconsin use tax for the sales or use tax imposed by and paid to the state in which the boat was purchased.
Tax 11.85(3)(d) (d) The "boat" subject to the use tax at the time the boat is registered in this state includes all accessories affixed or attached to the boat when in use. Anchors, boat cushions, marine radios, radar equipment, and other similar accessories are included in the measure of the tax.
Tax 11.85 Note Note: In a decision dated July 25, 1983, in the case of Alan G. Dwyer vs. Wisconsin Department of Revenue, the Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission held that the tax applies to boat accessories, including the anchor, boat cushions, and marine radio, in addition to the bare hull of the boat.
Tax 11.85(4) (4)Taxable supplies. Sales of consumable supplies or furnishings not attached to the vessel or barge are not exempt from sales or use tax under s. 77.54 (13), Stats.
Tax 11.85 Note Note: Sales of bedding, linen, table and kitchenware, tables, chairs, lubricants, work clothes, acetylene gas, paper towels, etc., used on commercial vessels or barges of 50 ton burden or over engaged primarily in interstate or foreign commerce or commercial fishing are subject to sales and use tax.
Tax 11.85(5) (5)Sales to ships. Sales of tangible personal property, items, property, and goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), and (d), Stats., and taxable services delivered to operators of foreign flag ships or ships under the U.S. flag in a Wisconsin harbor are subject to tax, unless the retailer receives a properly completed exemption certificate from the purchaser.
Tax 11.85 Note Example: The operator of the ship may purchase without tax fuel and repair parts for a ship which exceeds 50-ton burden under s. 77.54 (13), Stats.
Tax 11.85 Note Note: Section Tax 11.85 interprets ss. 77.51 (13) (am), 77.52 (2) (a) 9. and 10., 77.53 (17), (17m), and (18), 77.54 (7), (13), and (30) (a) 7., and 77.61 (1), Stats.
Tax 11.85 Note Note: The interpretations in s. Tax 11.85 are effective under the general sales and use tax law on and after September 1, 1969, except: (a) Boats documented under laws of the United States do not qualify for the occasional sale exemption effective February 28, 1979, pursuant to Chapter 1, Laws of 1979; (b) Charges by governmental units for docking and storing boats became taxable effective June 1, 1980, pursuant to Chapter 221, Laws of 1979; (c) The exemption for boats of nonresidents kept in waters contiguous to the nonresident's state of domicile became effective September 1, 1985, pursuant to 1985 Wis. Act 29, later amended effective June 1, 1988, pursuant to 1987 Wis. Act 268; (d) The exemption for boats brought into Wisconsin by new residents became effective August 1, 1987, pursuant to 1987 Wis. Act 27; (e) The exemption for transfers to in-laws became effective August 15, 1991, pursuant to 1991 Wis. Act 39; (f) The exemption for fuel used in motorboats by persons regularly employed in carrying persons for hire for sport fishing became effective July 1, 2009, pursuant to 2009 Wis. Act 28; and (g) The requirement to collect the tax on sales of boats by persons who are not dealers but who hold a Wisconsin seller's permit became effective October 1, 2009, pursuant to 2009 Wis. Act 2; and (h) The change of the term "gross receipts" to "sales price" and the separate impositions of tax on coins and stamps sold above face value under s. 77.52 (1) (b), Stats., certain leased property affixed to real property under s. 77.52 (1) (c), Stats., and digital goods under s. 77.52 (1) (d), Stats., became effective October 1, 2009, pursuant to 2009 Wis. Act 2.
Tax 11.85 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1978, No. 276, eff. 1-1-79; am. (1) (d), (2) (a) and (b), Register, January, 1983, No. 325, eff. 2-1-83; am. (2) (a), Register, September, 1984, No. 345, eff. 10-1-84; cr. (2) (f), Register, July, 1987, No. 379, eff. 8-1-87; am. (2) (b) to (e), cr. (3) (d) and (4), Register, April, 1990, No. 412, eff. 5-1-90; am. (2) (a), (c) and (f) and (3) (b), cr. (4), renum. (4) to be (5), r. (1) (e), Register, June, 1991, No. 426, eff. 7-1-91; am. (2) (b) and (3) (a), Register, April, 1993, No. 448, eff. 5-1-93; EmR0924: emerg. am. (title), (1) (intro.), (a), (c), (2) (a) to (d), (f), (3) (a), (d) and (5), cr. (2) (g), eff. 10-1-09; CR 09-090: am. (title), (1) (intro.), (a), (c), (2) (a) to (d), (f), (3) (a), (d) and (5), cr. (2) (g) Register May 2010 No. 653, eff. 6-1-10; CR 12-014: am. (2) (b), cr. (2) (bm) Register August 2012 No. 680, eff. 9-1-12.
Tax 11.86 Tax 11.86 Utility transmission and distribution lines.
Tax 11.86(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
Tax 11.86(1)(a) (a) "Utility facilities" include telephone, telegraph, and television lines; electrical, water, and gas transmission and distribution lines; and poles, transformers, and towers, including pipes, conduits, sleeves, risers for cable television lines, or other property by which lines are supported or in which they are contained or connected.
Tax 11.86(1)(b) (b) "Real property" includes underground utility facilities; lines, poles, foundations, towers, gravel, and any buildings of a substation located on a utility's own land; and concrete foundations, anchors, crushed rock, and backfill whether or not on land owned by the utility.
Tax 11.86(1)(c) (c) "Tangible personal property" includes overhead utility facilities and circuit breakers and other equipment, but not their foundations, installed to control the flow of electricity. It also includes other overhead property by which lines are supported or in which they are contained or connected if erected or installed under an easement or license, including authorizations under ss. 86.16 and 182.017, Stats., on land owned by a person other than the utility.
Tax 11.86(2) (2)General.
Tax 11.86(2)(a)(a) The sales price from the installation, license, lease, rental, repair, service, alteration, fitting, cleaning, painting, coating, towing, inspection, or maintenance of tangible personal property or items, property, or goods under s. 77.52 (1) (b), (c), or (d), Stats., is subject to sales tax.
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The Wisconsin Administrative Code on this web site is updated on the 1st day of each month, current as of that date. See also Are the Codes on this Website Official?