The Minnesota Department of Revenue can take (“recapture”) refund claims by taxpayers on their Wisconsin returns to pay Minnesota tax debts.
WTRIP is governed by an agreement between the Minnesota and Wisconsin revenue departments. Either agency may file a claim with the other state to help collect outstanding tax debts.
Notification of this program is included on the back of bills sent to debtors.
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue charges the debtor a $5.00 fee for each WTRIP claim. Only one debt is covered with each claim.