EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT (EITC)
Rate (Fully-Refundable): Graduated, 4-34% of the federal credit
Eligibility Requirements: All Wisconsin taxpayers who qualify for the federal credit are automatically eligible.
Latest Legislative Action:
In 2013 Wisconsin had a budget surplus, and Gov. Walker released a budget calling for income tax cuts that would primarily benefit those making $30,000 or more. Advocates recommended using the surplus to restore the EITC cuts made in 2011. However, Walker signed a budget that kept the EITC at its current level.
- During the 2011 legislative session, lawmakers cut the funding for the EITC by $56.2 million.
CHILD TAX CREDIT (CTC)
Wisconsin does not currently offer a state-level CTC. In 2018, Wisconsin enacted a one-time Child Tax Rebate worth $100 per child. Families can apply here: https://childtaxrebate.wi.gov/_/
CHILD AND DEPENDENT CARE TAX CREDIT (CDCTC)
Wisconsin does not currently offer a state-level CDCTC.
- Individual Income Tax – Earned Income Credit, Wisconsin Department of Revenue