Real Estate Transfer Return

Section 77.22(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes provides that "...submission of a completed real estate transfer return and collection by the register of the fee shall be prerequisites to acceptance of the conveyance for recording." All information on the transfer return if useful to the local assessor, other municipal and county officials and staff of the Department of Revenue who have a statutory responsibility in the administration of Wisconsin tax law.

Effective July 1, 2009 all real estate transfer returns are required to be filed electronically unless a waiver has been pre-approved by the Department of Revenue.