Wisconsin’s New Child Tax Credit & How You Can Claim It
A recently approved child tax rebate will put a little more money in Wisconsin parents’ pockets over the next few months. Between May 15 and July 2, parents will be able to visit childtaxrebate.wi.gov to file a claim for their children. The $100-per-child credit is meant to reimburse parents for sales and use taxes they paid on purchases for their children during 2017. To be eligible, a child must have been under the age of 18 at the end of 2017, a dependent you claimed on your 2017 taxes, a Wisconsin resident in 2017, and a U.S. citizen. When you file a claim, make sure you have your Social Security number – as well as your child’s – handy. The website won’t be active before May 15 or after July 2, so be sure to visit and fill out your claim during that seven-week period. And if you don’t have access to the Internet, call (608) 266-5437 to make a claim. The child tax rebate was approved by the state Legislature earlier this year and signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker in April.