Room Tax Tools

On July 14, 2015 Wisconsin Act 55 made numerous reforms to Wisconsin's Room Tax Statute 66.0615. WH&LA is in the process of developing new resources to assist the lodging industry and the general public in interpreting the new statutes correctly and adhering to the new requirements. The tools posted below include the revisions, with further resources coming soon.

The following resources are for WH&LA Lodging Members only and are password protected.
WH&LA's 2015 Room Tax Law Changes provides a side-by-side comparison of the recent law to the final changes signed into law in July.

Please note that the following resources do not include the July, 2015 changes, however they still contain some valuable information.

Room Taxes and Tourism Development (2012, by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance) explores the impact of tourism spending on wages and incomes in Wisconsin counties. It also provides available room figures and data for major tourist markets in the state with snapshots of tourism trends and their potential impact.

Local Government Revenue Options - January 2015 includes the state's most recent information on Room Tax, along with special district taxes

The pieces provided here are a public service from the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association (WH&LA) and are not intended to replace legal counsel. For questions on any of the WH&LAs Room Tax publications, contact Trisha Pugal at 262/782-2851 or