Updated for the 2018 tax year.


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Wisconsin residents can take advantage of a variety of tax credits to supplement their incomes. The most important of these include the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit; the Wisconsin Earned Income Tax Credit; the Wisconsin Homestead Credit and the Child Tax Credit.  These credits can bring thousands of extra dollars to individuals and families — yet every year, thousands of people who are eligible for these tax credits fail to claim them.This website is intended to increase awareness and use of available tax credits among low and moderate income families in Wisconsin.  It is designed as a resource for Cooperative Extension educators, service providers, employers, and others interested in the economic well-being of Wisconsin families. It includes detailed information about key tax credits; ideas and resources for outreach; links to help locate free tax assistance; links to relevant tax forms and instructions; statistics on use of tax credits; and a variety of other information. The IRS will delay issuing refunds for returns that include the Earned Income Tax Credit or the refundable portion of the Child Tax Credit until February 15, 2018. This change is intended to enable income verification and to avoid identity theft.

Information about key tax credits

Outreach: goals, strategies, and resources


This website is an educational resource only. For specific tax questions, seek professional tax assistance or contact the IRS hotline at 1-800-tax-1040.
Last modified on 1/11/2019