*** Please call the library for current availability of tax forms and instruction booklets. ***
As of February 8th, 2021, the library has received initial supplies of:
State Instructions *
All tax forms and booklets are free and available while supplies last. * 1NPR Instructions have been re-ordered.
The start date for the federal tax filing season has been delayed until Feb. 12.
There is no set schedule as to when tax forms arrive at the library, though they usually arrive by the end of January. Forms are available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. For specific availability, please stop in or call the library.
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 2019). A double-sided sheet counts as two pages. Certain forms, including many beginning with 1099, cannot be printed and instead must 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
HELP WITH FILING YOUR TAXES
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 we are not trained tax professionals, and for liability reasons, library staff may not assist you with deciding which forms you need or with filling out your return. Please consult the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) for help. Please note that, due to COVID-19, a number of VITA sites and all TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) sites are closed for an undetermined period of time. To locate an open VITA site near you, use the VITA Locator Tool. For fastest service, visit IRS.gov for a variety of online resources and tax help including tax forms, instructions and publications, online payment options and to file with IRS Free File – free for most taxpayers.
FILING ELECTRONICALLY USING THE LIBRARY'S COMPUTERS
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 alow you to save your progress.
TAX FORM LINKS