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Wisconsin Basic Business Taxes 2012

Wisconsin's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment. Specific programs include basic business taxes, research and development tax credits, and sales and use taxes.

Expand, Relocate, Create Jobs
•Job creation deduction
•Relocation credit
•Jobs tax credit

Manufacturing & Agriculture
•Manufacturing and agriculture tax credit
•Property tax exemption for manufacturing machinery and equipment
•Manufacturing investment credit
•Wisconsin dairy and livestock farm investment credit
•Farmland preservation credit
•Dairy manufacturing facility investment credit
•Dairy cooperative facility investment credit
•Meat processing facility investment credit
•Beginning farmer credit and the farm asset owner credit
•Fuel and electricity consumed in manufacturing

Property Tax
•Manufacturing machinery and equipment exemption
•Waste treatment facilities exemption
•Computer equipment exemption

Invest in Wisconsin Business
•Capital gains deferral and exclusion
•Angel and early stage seed investment credit
•Job creation deduction
•Postsecondary education credit
•Dairy manufacturing facility investment credit
•Dairy cooperative facility investment credit
•Meat processing facility investment credit

Other | Special Incentives
•Veteran Employment Credit
•State supplement to federal historic rehabilitation credit
•Postsecondary education credit
•Health insurance risk sharing plan assessment (HIRSP)
•Electronic medical records credit
•Community development finance credit
•TID (tax incremental district)
•Modular/manufactured homes exemption Research & Development
•Basic research and development credit
•Super research and development credit
•Research facilities credit
•Engine research credit

Other Agencies
•WEDC (Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation)
•DATCP (Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection)
•DWD (Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development)
•Wisconsin Department of Tourism
•Wisconsin Technical College System
•University of Wisconsin System

•Summary of Tax Exemption Devices
•State Tax Incentives for Economic Development in Wisconsin Resources
•How a tax incremental district (TID/TIF) works
•TIF (tax incremental financing) information
•Wisconsin Administrative Code (tax rules)

Wisconsin State Contact
Business Customer Service: (608) 266-2776

Incentive and tax information is provided to Area Development by each state's economic development or commerce agency for information purposes only and is subject to revision at any time by the state government. Please contact the state agency directly for full requirements and offerings.
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