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This one-time sales tax rebate is due to a state budget surplus of almost $400 million.

We wanted to make sure you were aware of a one-time Child Sales Tax Rebate that was approved by Governor Walker and the State Legislature. This one-time rebate is due to a state budget surplus of almost $400 million. It is a $100 rebate for sales and use tax paid on purchases made for raising a dependent child in 2017.

Eligibility:

Claimant

  • You must have a qualified child
  • A child may only be claimed by one individual

Child

  • Under age 18 on December 31, 2017
  • A dependent* of the claimant for tax year 2017
  • A Wisconsin resident on December 31, 2017
  • A United States citizen
  • Your Social Security number and Wisconsin residency for tax year 2017
  • Your qualified child’s Social Security number and date of birth
  • Your banking information for direct deposit (bank routing number and account number)
  • If you are a nonresident or part-year resident that moved out of Wisconsin in 2017, you must submit receipts showing at least $100 of Wisconsin sales/use tax paid in 2017 for each child and proof each child was a Wisconsin resident on December 31, 2017

The filing start date is May 15, 2018, and the filing deadline is July 2, 2018.

If you have questions or would like to speak with someone further about this opportunity, please contact us or visit: https://childtaxrebate.wi.gov/.

*Dependent is determined using guidance described in IRS Publication 501, regardless of whether the claimant files a 2017 federal income tax return.