June 5, 2018
Written by Gina Sanchez, manager, Center for Financial Stability, La Casa de Esperanza
Starting on May 15, 2018 and up until July 2, 2018 you can go to the website https://childtaxrebate.wi.gov/ and apply for a $100 credit per dependent child who is eligible. (Dependency is determined using the guidance described in the IRS Publication 201 regardless of whether the claimant files a 2017 federal income tax return).
This credit is only available for a child who was a resident in Wisconsin and is a United States citizen as of December 31, 2017. Nonresidents and part-year residents that moved out of Wisconsin in 2017 must submit receipts showing at least $100 of State sales/use tax paid in 2017 and show proof for each child as a Wisconsin resident on December 31, 2017.
A child can only be claimed by one individual.
What do you need?
- Your social security number and proof of Wisconsin residency for tax year 2017
- Your qualified child’s Social Security number and date of birth
- Bank routing number and account number for direct deposit
Where to start: https://childtaxrebate.wi.gov/
Help is available: La Casa de Esperanza’s Center for Financial Stability has staff on site that can assist you to apply for the rebate. Please call 262-899-6784 for further assistance or visit our website.