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Wisconsin Announces New Child Sales Tax Rebate – Must Act Between May 15 and July 2 to Participate

Governor Walker and the State Legislature have created a new “one-time” Child Sales Tax Rebate to return some of the $400 million dollar budget surplus to eligible taxpayers.  It is a $100 rebate for sales and use tax paid on purchases made for raising a dependent child in 2017.

Who is eligible?

A person can claim the rebate if they have a child under the age of 18 as of December 31, 2017, who they were allowed to claim as a dependent.  The child must be a United States citizen and a resident of Wisconsin on December 31, 2017.  A $100 rebate is allowed for each qualified child, but only one person may claim the rebate for each child.

When can you apply?

There is going to be a very short window for applying for the rebate.  You must apply between May 15, 2018 and July 2, 2018.  Late claims will not be accepted.

How do you apply?

  • Online at, or
  • By phone at (608)266-KIDS (5437)

Information to have ready:

  • Your Social Security number
  • If married, your spouse’s Social Security number
  • Each child’s:
    • Legal name
    • Social Security number
    • Date of birth

Don’t miss out on this one-time rebate opportunity!

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.  More information can also be found at or by calling the Wisconsin Department of Revenue at (608) 266-5437.   Feel free to share this information with family and friends who might also benefit.


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