In order to get an extension of time to file a Wisconsin individual tax return, taxpayers do not need to submit a request prior to filing their tax return. When filing the return, Wisconsin requests that a statement is attached to the return indicating which federal extension provision applies. To attach the statement, from the main menu of the Wisconsin return select:
- Personal Information
- Other Categories
- Attach a statement indicating which federal extension provision to apply to WI - Select YES. In the extension statement entry field, enter the federal extension provision. For example, federal automatic 6-month extension provision. A statement will be generated with the Wisconsin tax return.