The Wisconsin (WI) state sales tax rate is currently 5%, ranking 33th-highest in the U.S. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 5.6%. The average local rate is 0.44%. The average combined tax rate is 5.44%, ranking 43th in the US.
Use tax applies when taxable items are purchased from out-of-state retailers who do not collect Wisconsin sales tax.
In some of the cities, local taxes apply to both intra-state and inter-state transactions.
In Wisconsin, food and food ingredients are exempt from tax. Prescription drugs for human consumption, durable medical equipment, mobility enhancing equipment, and prosthetic devices are exempt from sales tax.
Wisconsin has annual Sales Tax Holiday (Aug 1-5, 2018). During the holiday, clothing under $100 per item, computer under $750, school computer supplie under $250, school supplies under $75 per items are free of tax.
Wisconsin participates in the Streamlined Sales Tax Project (SSTP).