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The Latest: More than 71,000 claim credit in opening hours

May 15, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin’s child tax rebate (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

More than 71,000 Wisconsin residents have submitted claims for a child tax rebate in the opening hours of the application period.

The state Department of Revenue said Tuesday that as of 2 p.m. they had received applications from more than 71,000 people. They were seeking the $100 rebate for one or more children.

Tuesday was the first day parents could apply for the rebate. The application period runs through July 2.

The Revenue Department estimated that rebates for just over 1.2 million children would be received over that time.

Even some Democrats who voted against the rebate in February were touting it.

Reps. Nick Milroy, of South Range, and Jonathan Brostoff, of Milwaukee, both voted against the rebate in February but were tweeting Tuesday about how to apply.


8:52 a.m.

The application window is now open for Wisconsin taxpayers with children under age 18 to apply for a $100 tax rebate.

Only those who successfully apply online starting Tuesday with the state Department of Revenue will receive the money, which Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled Legislature approved earlier this year.

Applications will be accepted through July 2, with all the money sent to qualified taxpayers by September.

To qualify, children must have been under age 18 as of Dec. 31, 2017, and be a Wisconsin resident.

The rebate can be direct deposited or sent as a check.

The application website is childtaxrebate.wi.gov.

Democrats have assailed the $122 million rebate, and a five-day sales tax holiday in August, as nothing more than election-year bribes.

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