WI Nonprofit Organizations Issued New CES Numbers

WI Nonprofit Organizations Issued New CES Numbers

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue is reviewing previously issued Certificate of Exempt Status (CES) numbers. Qualifying nonprofit organizations will be issued a new 15-digit CES number beginning with 008. Six-digit CES numbers will be discontinued.

During the review, retailers may accept a 6-digit or 15-digit CES number from nonprofit organizations claiming exemption from Wisconsin sales and use tax. The department will notify retailers when the review is complete and identify a date when nonprofit organizations may no longer provide a 6-digit CES number to make exempt purchases.

Be sure to use your new 15-digit CES number instead of your old number as soon as you receive it.