Wisconsin’s Enterprise Zone Tax Credits are available to assist Wisconsin businesses that have major expansion projects or are relocating major business operations from other states to Wisconsin. Refundable tax credits can be earned through job creation, job retention, capital investment, employee training and supply chain purchases from Wisconsin vendors.
Businesses that wish to apply for Enterprise Zone Tax Credits must submit an application for certification to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). A business will be required to enter into a contract with WEDC for the tax credits prior to any certification or verification of tax credits by WEDC.
The following are businesses that are not eligible for Enterprise Zone Tax Credits, unless extraordinary circumstances exist such as significant job creation or retention, significant capital investment, or the serious threat of a business leaving the state: payday loan and title loan companies; telemarketing other than inbound call centers; pawn shops; media outlets; retail; farms; primary care medical facilities; financial institutions; and businesses in the hospitality industry.
WEDC will evaluate Enterprise Zone Tax Credit applications based on factors including: