Wisconsin Department of Revenue receives nearly 560,000 child tax credit claims

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Department of Revenue has received nearly 560,000 claims for Gov. Scott Walker's $100 per-child tax credit.

The deadline for filing a claim was 11:59 p.m. Monday. According to a posting on DOR's website Tuesday morning, the agency has received 558,415 claims.

DOR spokeswoman Patricia Mayers didn't immediately reply to an email Tuesday inquiring about how much the state has paid out.

Democrats have accused Walker of setting up the rebate and a five-day sales tax holiday in August as nothing more than election-year bribes.

State Senate Democratic Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling's aides say Shilling's husband claimed the credit for their two children and donated the $200 to the La Crosse School District to offset families' lunch debts.

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