Don’t miss your opportunity to get a little extra cash this summer! Governor Walker and the Wisconsin State Legislature have determined that the $400 million budget surplus will be given back to tax payers in the form of a Child Sales Tax Rebate. The $100 rebate is for Sales and Use tax paid on purchases made for raising a dependent child in 2017.

When can you file for the rebate?

  • Filing start date: May 15, 2018
  • Filing deadline: July 2, 2018

Who can make a claim?

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

Who is a qualified child?

Child must be:

  • Under the age of 18 on December 31, 2017
  • A dependent of a claimant for tax year 2017
  • A Wisconsin resident on December 31, 2017
  • A United States citizen

What you need to file your claim?

  • Your Social Security number and Wisconsin residency for tax year 2017
  • Your qualified child’s Social Security number and date of birth
  • A bank routing number and account number for direct deposit
  • 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 and Use tax was paid in 2017 for each child. You must also have proof each child was a Wisconsin resident on December 31, 2017

Click here to apply online on or after May 15.

Please contact Hawkins Ash CPAs with questions regarding the Child Sales Tax Rebate. More information can also be found at https://childtaxrebate.wi.gov/ or by calling the Wisconsin Department of Revenue at (608) 266-5437.

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Jeff Dvorachek
I joined Hawkins Ash CPAs in 1998. I am the partner-in-charge of the Manitowoc, WI, office and tax director for the firm. I have thorough experience providing tax services to individuals, commercial businesses, nonprofit entities and estates and trusts. I also provide compilation and review services. I lead the Tax Committee and am a member of the Information Technology Advisory Committee.

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