The Wisconsin legislature has authorized a $100 sales tax rebate for each child who was a
qualified dependent in 2017.
The following information is a brief summary, highlighting key aspects of the rebate. For the
full list of details, go to https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/ise-ChildTaxRebate.aspx
Qualified child means:
Under the age of 18 on December 31, 2017
The claimants dependent for tax year 2017, a qualifying child or a qualifying relative.
A United States citizen, and resident of Wisconsin on December 31, 2017.
Claimants can file:
Online 24 hours per day/7 days per week at childtaxrebate.wi.gov using a computer,
tablet or smart phone.
By phone using 608-266- KIDS (5437). Available Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30
p.m. A customer service representative will file a rebate claim on a claimants behalf.
Wait times for a representative may be significant.
Rebate applications will be accepted May 15, through July 2, 2018.
o Social Security number or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)
o Wisconsin residency status for calendar year 2017
o If married, spouse's Social Security number (optional)
o Legal name
o Social Security number
o Date of birth
o United States citizenship and Wisconsin residency status on December 31, 2017
Nonresidents and part-year residents must provide additional documentation including:
Sale receipts proving at least $100 of non-business Wisconsin sales or use tax paid in
2017 for each qualified child. Receipts may be scanned and attached within the online
application or the department will send a letter requesting the receipts after the
application has been filed.
Proof that each qualified child was a Wisconsin resident on December 31, 2017 such as:
o School records that child was enrolled in a Wisconsin school at the end of 2017
o Doctor/insurance records that child was covered in Wisconsin at the end of 2017
o Day care records that child was cared for in Wisconsin at the end of 2017
o List of complete addresses where each child lived on December 31, 2017
o Explanation how the child was a Wisconsin resident on December 31, 2017
A confirmation number will be provided immediately after the rebate claim is submitted. Keep
the confirmation number to check the status of the rebate claim.
Most rebates will be issued within three weeks of filing a rebate claim. Some claims
could be delayed up to eight weeks if the claim is selected for review. Being selected for
review does not necessarily mean that something is wrong with the rebate claimed. If
the department needs additional information, a letter will be sent to the claimant.
Use “Wheres My Rebate” to get the latest information about your Child Sales Tax
Rebate. The claimant must have the:
Confirmation number OR last four digits of their Social Security number
Rebates received in 2018 must be included in federal adjusted gross income if the claimant
itemized deductions on their 2017 federal income tax return and sales taxes were included in
the itemized deductions claimed on federal Schedule A.
Rebates are not included in 2018 Wisconsin taxable income. If the rebate is included in their
2018 federal adjusted gross income, claimants may subtract the amount on their 2018
Wisconsin tax return.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Individual Income Tax Assistance
PO Box 8949
Madison, WI 53708-8949
Phone: 608-266- KIDS (5437)
Email additional questions to DORRebate@wisconsin.gov