Tax Assistance

Madison Public Library partners with other agencies in the community to provide tax assistance. We are finalizing our offerings for 2015. Please check back for more information on helpful resources and how to make tax assistance appointments in mid-January, 2015.

View Tax Assistance at All Madison Public Library Locations

Central Library

Free assistance from VITA volunteers to help you fill out and file your Federal and Wisconsin personal income taxes. Call 266-6350 to make an appointment beginning in mid-January 2015. Some situations are outside the scope of the service--ask if in doubt.

Note: only the next five dates are listed. Please visit the Central Calendar or call 266-6350 to find other dates.

Alicia Ashman Library

Appointment required. Please call 824-1780 to set up an appointment. Free service is geared toward people 60+ with low or moderate incomes, but all are welcome. Details on which types of returns qualify can be found on the Department of Revenue web site.

Note: only the next five dates are listed. Please visit the Alicia Ashman Calendar or call 824-1780 to find other dates.

Lakeview Library

By appointment only. Free assistance from VITA volunteers to help you fill out and file your Wisconsin and Federal personal income taxes. Call 246-4547 to reserve a half-hour appointment.

Note: only the next five dates are listed. Please visit the Lakeview Calendar or call 246-4547 to find other dates.

Pinney Library

By appointment only. Free assistance from AARP volunteers to help you fill out and file your Wisconsin and Federal personal income taxes. Call 224-7100 to reserve a half-hour appointment. Availability is limited. Please note that preparers cannot assist with preparing Schedule C, E, F, or Married Filing Separate returns.

Note: only the next five dates are listed. Please visit the Pinney Calendar or call 224-7100 to find other dates.

Sequoya

Appointment required. Please call 266-6385 to set up an appointment. Free service is geared toward people 60+ with low or moderate incomes, but all are welcome. Details on which types of returns qualify can be found on the Department of Revenue web site.

Note: only the next five dates are listed. Please visit the Sequoya Calendar or call 266-6385 to find other dates.

Financial Education Center

The Financial Education Center in The Villager, 2300 S Park St, Ste 101, (next to our Goodman South Madison library) offers free assistance from VITA volunteers to help you file your Federal and Wisconsin personal income taxes. Walk-ins only. Hours begin January 28, last session is April 15. For more information, please call the Financial Education Center directly at 261-5077 or read their brochure.
  • Mondays, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Wednesdays, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Saturdays, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Do It Yourself

Madison Public Library has lots of do-it-yourself tax resources for preparing and filing personal income tax and business taxes. Check LINKcat for all titles or check out these recently acquired titles: