MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today announced that more than 555,000 families will be receiving $100-per-child before the start of next school year because of the Child Tax Rebate. This rebate comes in addition to more than $8 billion in cumulative tax relief since Governor Walker took office.
“It is great to see well over half a million households benefit from the Child Tax Rebate,” said Governor Walker, “Parents and grandparents all over Wisconsin have told me about how important the $100-per-child was to them. Getting ready for school can be a real financial challenge and the rebate will help so many families. Plus, the Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday starts in less than a month.”
Parents who claimed their $100-Per-Child Tax Rebate will receive a check in the mail or a direct deposit before the start of next school year. Those eligible for the Child Tax Rebate needed to apply by July 2, 2018.
“And, we were able to provide the Child Tax Rebate because of a larger than expected surplus. This surplus occurred even after a record investment in schools, transportation, and broadband, plus lowering property and income taxes,” continued Governor Walker.
There will also be a Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday for everyone from 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.