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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Time Items
All day
10:00am to 6:00pm
ONLINE-Register for Free Tax Filing-Contact Free (Virtual Only) Option

ONLINE-Register for Free Tax Filing-Contact Free (Virtual Only) Option

Tuesday, Feb 9, 10:00am to 6:00pm

Free, contact-free help filing your 2020 income tax return, provided by AARP. 

AARP offers free tax return preparation to anyone who needs it. Some situations are outside the scope of this free service, as determined by the IRS and AARP Foundation. Due to COVID-19 and volunteer capacity, this service is significantly reduced this year.

This AARP Contact Free Option through Madison Public Library is only for filers with strong computer usage skills who meet the following requirements: 

  • Must be able to use Google Meet from a personal device for a series of 3 or 4 virtual meetings, likely Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the day (you do not need to have a Google account or Google's gmail to join a Google Meet session on a laptop or desktop computer, but you will need to log in to a Google account to join from a tablet or smartphone.)
  • Must have a valid email address
  • Must be able to scan and submit all required documents via email (a secure email link will be provided) 


Please follow the steps below to get in line for a Contact Free appointment in FebruaryWe will not book appointments for March or April until after February 24.

1. Click "Sign up / Register" at the bottom of this page. You do not have a virtual appointment yet.

2. An AARP tax volunteer will contact you to answer initial questions and email documents for you to fill out, and instructions to prepare for tax filing. Please expect to be contacted within a week. You do not have a virtual appointment yet.

3. Once you have gathered, scanned and submitted the necessary documents, call the number included in your intake packet to book your initial virtual appointment. As long as you 1) meet eligibility requirements, and 2) respond to communication from the AARP tax volunteer before the end of February, you will get a virtual appointment. Virtual appointments will likely take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the day.

Please Note: A virtual appointment is not a guarantee that your income tax will be filed through AARP.  It is a preliminary step in the process.

2:30pm to 5:30pm
ONLINE - Madison Writing Assistance

ONLINE - Madison Writing Assistance

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2:30pm to 5:30pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members, traditionally at libraries and neighborhood centers throughout the city, and now online. 

For the health and safety of our community, all MWA writing support will be offered remotely through the fall. Options for remote writing assistance include:

  • conversation over the phone
  • face-to-face conversation via Google Meet
  • written feedback via email

To make an appointment, please visit MWA's Appointment Center or call 608-315-5151.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, and Altrusa International of Madison, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our library and neighborhood center partners.