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Tax Credits for Wisconsin Families

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 do not claim them every year.  Here’s a breakdown by state. These credits include the […]

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Check Your Free Credit Report for Signs of Fraud and Identity Theft

During the past year in Wisconsin, complaints to the Federal Trade Commission went from several hundred a month to a peak of 56,000 complaints in March 2021. The top complaint involved fraud, most often related to online shopping, followed by complaints about credit bureaus and financial services. Identity theft was the third most common complaint […]

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Tools to Cope with the Financial Impact of COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted our lives in many ways. View and download the Tools to Cope with the Financial Impact of COVID-19 guide. Find more answers to Frequently Asked Questions about financial resources on our webpage.  

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2020 Tax Credits: Get the Credit You Deserve

Tax time is upon us. View this chart to learn about tax credits available to Wisconsin families.  

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