Individual Income Tax - Earned Income Credit

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  1. What is the Wisconsin earned income credit?

  2. Do I qualify for the Wisconsin earned income credit?

  3. How is the Wisconsin earned income credit figured?

  4. Where can I find more information about the federal earned income credit?


  1. What is the Wisconsin earned income credit?

    The Wisconsin earned income credit is a special tax benefit for certain working families with at least one qualifying child. The earned income credit is refundable. This means that even workers who did not earn enough wages to have Wisconsin taxes withheld can receive the credit.

  2. Do I qualify for the Wisconsin earned income credit?

    To qualify for Wisconsin earned income credit for 2018, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  3. How is the Wisconsin earned income credit figured?

    The Wisconsin earned income credit is based on a percentage of the federal credit.

    Number of Qualifying ChildrenPercentage of Federal Credit for 2018
    0No credit available
    14% of federal credit
    211% of federal credit
    3 or more34% of federal credit
  4. Where can I find more information about the federal earned income credit?

    More information about the federal earned income credit is available from the Internal Revenue Service:

FOR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS CONTACT:

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Individual Income Tax Assistance
PO Box 8949
Madison, WI 53708-8949
Phone: (608) 266-2486
Fax: (608) 267-1030
Email additional questions to DORIncome@wisconsin.gov

January 02, 2019