Tax Forms 2021 Filing Season
*** Please call the library for current availability of tax forms and instruction booklets. ***
The library has received initial supplies of:
Federal forms: Form 1040, including Spanish version
Federal instructions: Form 1040 instructions, including Spanish version
State Forms: Form 1, Form 1-NPR, schedules AD, SB & WD, and Homestead booklet
State Instructions: Limited supply. See other options below.
The state department of revenue is no longer providing bulk copies of instruction booklets for distribution through your local public libraries. For those who do not have internet access or the ability to print, paper forms and instructions are available at no charge and upon request from the state Department of Revenue. Call 608-266-2772 between 7:45 am and 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. You can also visit https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/Form/2021Individual.aspx to download an electronic version of the instructions. In a hurry? The library can print a copy of these instructions and many other tax documents at the usual printing rate.
There is no set schedule as to when tax forms arrive at the library, though they usually arrive by the end of January at the very latest. Forms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. For specific form availability, please stop in or call the library. Please note that the State of Wisconsin is no longer producing printed versions of instruction booklets for free distribution through public libraries. Patrons may call 608-266-2772
If the library is out of a particular form or does not carry a form that you need, copies can usually be printed by staff at the front desk at the current printing rate ($.15 / printed page as of 2022). A double-sided sheet counts as two pages. Certain forms, including many beginning with 1099, cannot be printed and must instead be ordered directly from the IRS.
Patrons may also obtain tax forms online (links below) or by phone:
- Wisconsin state tax forms & instructions: 608-266-1961
- Federal tax forms, instructions & and publications: 800-829-3676
Library staff will be happy to assist you in locating specific tax forms, printing out forms and publications which are not otherwise available at the library, and directing you to sources of additional help. Because library staff are not trained tax professionals, they may not assist you with deciding which forms you need or with filling out your return. For more help, please contact the IRS or the Wisconsin Department of Revenue; you can also make use of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). To find a VITA location near you, follow the link below.
Local tax preparation services / accountants:
Patrons may use the library’s public computer stations for online tax preparation – however, the security and privacy of your information cannot be guaranteed, and it is always a possibility that technical issues beyond the library’s control may interrupt or otherwise cause problems with the process. Only web-based tax sites will work, as patrons may not install software on the computers. More importantly, the library cannot guarantee that you will have adequate time to finish your work, and some tax websites do NOT allow you to save your progress.