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ACTION NEEDED before May 20, 2020 for Over Collection of Tax for Baseball Stadium District in State of Wisconsin

NOTE 

Avalara AvaTax was updated April 4, 2020 to no longer include the Baseball Stadium tax rate of 0.1%.

Overview

Avalara recently determined that between April 1 and April 3, 2020, Sales and Use transactions may have produced unexpected tax results in specific counties in Wisconsin. Sales and Use transactions may show an unexpected Baseball Stadium tax rate of 0.1% instead of no rate.

Environment

AvaTax

Resolution

Please take these mitigation steps:

Identify affected transactions

Review your sales and use transactions returning the following Jurisdiction Names - BASEBALL STADIUM DISTRICT MILWAUKEE CO, BASEBALL STADIUM DISTRICT OZAUKEE CO, BASEBALL STADIUM DISTRICT RACINE CO, BASEBALL STADIUM DISTRICT WASHINGTON CO, and BASEBALL STADIUM DISTRICT WAUKESHA CO from April 1 through April 3, 2020, to see which transactions calculated with an unexpected sales or use tax rate of 0.1%. 

To find affected transactions, review transactional data on the Transactions tab in AvaTax, or run a Tax Return - Sales and Sellers Use Tax Report.

 

Recalculate sales tax on the affected transactions

Because the Wisconsin state tax filing period is open, you will need to complete this review and make any necessary changes on or before May 20, 2020.

Note: It is unlawful to over-collect and not remit the over-collected tax. If you choose not to recalculate and refund the over-collected tax, you must report and remit the over-collected tax.

If needed, contact your tax professional for guidance on how to report the overcharged tax.