SHEBOYGAN — Governor Scott Walker signed into law Wisconsin’s $100-per-child tax rebate and August sales tax holiday.
The bill creates a $100-per-child tax rebate for every dependent child living at home under the age of 18 as of December 31, 2017, and a back-to-school sales tax holiday on school-related items between August 1 – 5, 2018.
Anyone who is a resident of the State of Wisconsin is eligible to receive $100 for every dependent child living at home under the age of 18 as of December 31, 2017. Beginning May 15, 2018 through July 2, 2018, eligible citizens can claim their $100-per-child tax rebate on a state website that will be announced prior in the coming weeks.
Please note claims cannot be submitted prior to May 15. Those who claim the rebate will receive the money before school starts this fall and have the option to receive it through a check in the mail or direct deposit.
Along with the child tax rebate, the legislation creates a back-to-school sales tax holiday in August. Governor Walker’s partial veto of the legislation expands the duration of the holiday to a total of five days,August 1 – 5, 2018. 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, computers where each item is $750 or less, and computer supplies where each item is $250 or less.