Gov. Walker: Encourages eligible parents, grandparents and guardians to visit ChildTaxRebate.wi.gov and claim their $100-per-child tax rebate

Contact: Amy Hasenberg, (608) 266-2839

Claim period runs from May 15 – July 2, 2018

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker is joining families at Mills Fleet Farm in Wausau and Blain’s Farm & Fleet in Onalaska today to encourage eligible parents, grandparents, and guardians to claim their $100-per-child tax rebate at ChildTaxRebate.wi.gov. The rebate can be claimed at ChildTaxRebate.wi.gov from May 15 through July 2, 2018, with direct deposits or mailed checks to be delivered by September 1, 2018 – in time for the new school year.
“As parents, Tonette and I understand the challenges families face when getting ready for the upcoming school year and how a couple hundred dollars more in the family budget can really make a difference,” said Governor Walker. “Our bold reforms have led to a larger than expected budget surplus and it’s only right that we send that money back to Wisconsin’s hardworking taxpayers to spend on their priorities.”

Wisconsin families who claim the rebate will receive $100 for each child living at home under the age of 18 as of December 31, 2017. Eligible parents must apply for their $100-Per-Child Tax Rebate between May 15 and July 2, so they can receive the money before school starts this fall.

Along with the Child Tax Rebate, all Wisconsinites will have the opportunity to take advantage of Wisconsin’s August 1 – 5 Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday across the state. This means the state sales tax will not be charged for those days on school supplies where each item is $75 or less, clothing where each item is $75 or less, computer supplies where each item is $250 or less, and computers where each item is $750 or less.

This $100-Per-Child Tax Rebate, coupled with the August Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday, August 1 – 5, 2018, will provide relief to parents, grandparents, and guardians as their children head back to school in the fall.

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