How to Claim Tax Credits

 

Updated for the 2019 tax year

 

Both federal and state taxes are due on April 15, 2020.  In order to claim most tax credits, you must file a tax return, even if you would not otherwise have to file.  You can e-file (no cost for federal if you make less than $69,000/year) or file through the mail with the forms listed below.  You can read more about free tax filing options here.

Remember: tax assistance is available!

Click below to learn more about which forms and documents you will need to claim tax credits.

2019 Federal EIC

Information:

Forms:

2019 Wisconsin EIC

Information:

  • Wisconsin Department of Revenue information about the EIC
  • You must complete your federal taxes prior to calculating the Wisconsin EIC

Forms:

  • Wisconsin Form 1 (PDF) and Form 1 Instructions (PDF)
  • Line 36 of Form 1 will calculate Wisconsin EIC based on the federal credit

2019 Wisconsin Homestead Credit

Information:

  • Wisconsin Department of Revenue Claiming Homestead Credit
  • Attach the forms listed below to your Wisconsin Form 1 (PDF) if you are filing Wisconsin state income taxes at the same time you are claiming the Homestead credit

Forms and Documents:

Federal Earned Income Credit for past years

Information:

Forms and Documents:

Wisconsin Homestead Credit for past years

Information:

Forms and Documents:

 

Other tax credits

Other tax credits may be available to you, including the Child Tax Credit, the Child and Dependent Care Credit, an Education Credit, and the Saver’s Credit.  For more information, see the Get it Back campaign.

 


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.