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Applications for child tax rebate accepted beginning today

How you can make $100 thanks to your child

The filing period will remain open until July 2 and most rebates will be paid within three weeks. In order to be eligible for the tax rebate, the child must be under the age of 18 by the end of last year, a dependent for the 2017 tax year, a US citizen and a resident of Wisconsin.

"The state has a larger than expected budget surplus, and we're returning it to Wisconsin's hardworking families", said Governor Walker.

The Department of Revenue (DOR) will be accepting applications for the $100 per-child tax rebate starting May 15, 2018.

Along with the Child Tax Rebate, all Wisconsinites will have the opportunity to take advantage of the August 1 - 5 Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday across the state.

To qualify, children must have been younger than 18 as of December 31, 2017, and be a Wisconsin resident. 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, computer supplies where each item is $250 or less, and computers where each item is $750 or less.

Tuesday was the first day parents could apply for the rebate.

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