Are Newspapers and Magazines subject to sales tax?
While Wisconsin's sales tax generally applies to most transactions, certain items have special treatment in many states when it comes to sales taxes. This page describes the taxability of newspapers and magazines in Wisconsin, including newspapers and periodicals. To learn more, see a full list of taxable and tax-exempt items in Wisconsin.
Sales of newspapers are exempt from the sales tax in Wisconsin.
In the state of Wisconsin, the exemption applies to the periodicals which are sold by subscription and regularly issued at average intervals not exceeding 3 months (6 months by educational associations and certain nonprofit corporations), controlled circulation publications sold to commercial publishers for distribution without charge or mainly without charge or regularly distributed by or on behalf of publishers without charge or mainly without charge to the recipient and of shoppers guides which distribute no less than 48 issues in a 12-month period.
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