Updated for the 2019 tax year


Low and moderate income Wisconsin residents can take advantage of a variety of tax credits. These credits can bring thousands of extra dollars to individuals and families, but an estimated 20% of people who are eligible for these tax credits fail to claim them every year.  These credits include the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC), the Wisconsin Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC), and the Wisconsin Homestead Credit.


  • Earned Income Tax Credits 2019:  Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
    A four page document that provides answers to commonly asked questions about both the federal and Wisconsin Earned Income Tax Credits.
  • 2019 Tax Credits:  Get the Credit you Deserve! (PDF)
    A one page chart that provides a brief overview of eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credits, the Child Care Tax Credit, and the Homestead Credit.
  • Créditos tributarios de 2019: ¡Obtenga el crédito que se merece! (PDF En Español)
    Una gráfica de una página que proporciona un breve resumen de los requisitos con los que debe cumplir para recibir el Crédito tributario por ingreso del trabajo (Earned Income Tax Credit), el Crédito por gastos de cuidado de hijos menores (Child Care Tax Credit) y el Crédito por vivienda familiar (Homestead Credit).
  • More Money For You:  2019 Earned Income Tax Credits (PDF)
    A one page document that provides a brief text overview of the Earned Income Tax Credits and how to claim them.
  • Tax Credits for Wisconsin Families (PDF:  English/Español)
    A two page full-color document that defines some of the tax credits available to Wisconsin families.  Created by Fond du Lac County/Cassi Worster.
    Un documento de dos páginas a todo color que proporciona una definición para algunos de los créditos tributarios disponibles para familias de Wisconsin. Creado por el condado de Fond du Lac/Cassi Worster.


Other federal tax credtis:

The national Get it Back Campaign provides information on several federal tax credits that are not discussed in-depth on this site, including the Child Tax Credit, Child & Dependent Care Credit, Education Tax Credit, and Saver’s Credit.


This website is an educational resource only. For specific tax questions, seek professional tax assistance or contact an IRS Technical Assistance Center or call the tax hotline at 800-829-1040.