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[Madison, Wis.] – Gov. Walker continued to build on past legislative successes by signing his bipartisan $100-per-child tax rebate and sales tax holiday into law on Tuesday – highlighting his continued commitment to cutting taxes for hard-working families.
Under Gov. Walker’s leadership, Wisconsin is working as his bold reforms are lowering the tax burden and empowering the hard-working taxpayers. By fighting for $8 billion in tax relief, lower income and property taxes, and Tuesday’s bipartisan $100-per-child tax rebate and sales tax holiday, Gov. Walker is keeping his promise to fight for Wisconsin families and move Wisconsin forward.
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From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Starting next month, parents will be able to sign up online for a one-time $100-per-child tax rebate, under legislation signed Tuesday by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker … In signing the nearly $137 million measure, the GOP governor also used his powerful veto pen to expand a separate sales tax holiday from one weekend this summer to five days — Aug. 1-5.”
From Wisconsin Public Radio: “Gov. Scott Walker signed a one-time, $100 child tax credit and late-summer sales tax holiday into law Tuesday, using his veto pen to expand the sales tax holiday from two days to five days.”
From CBS 58: “Governor Scott Walker signed a law Tuesday to give Wisconsin parents a $100 dollar tax rebate per child. … ‘We had a bigger than expected surplus,’ Walker said. ‘Thought that this was the best, most effective, most efficient way to get that money back in the hands of the hardworking taxpayers. And to be able to do it before school starts is an added bonus.’”
From Wisconsin State Journal: “Walker used his partial veto authority to extend the sales tax holiday from two to five days — Aug. 1 to Aug. 5 — when he signed legislation in Waukesha that also provides families with school-age children a $100 tax rebate per child.”