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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
10:00am to 11:45pm
FULL-Register for Free Tax Filing - Central Library

FULL-Register for Free Tax Filing - Central Library

*Offsite
Tuesday, Feb 16, 10:00am to 11:45pm

Free help filing your 2020 income tax return, provided by VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance). This service is intended for:

People who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. No businesses. Some situations are outside the scope of this free service.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to appear in person twice to drop off and pick up your documents (UNLESS you become ill - you’ll receive instructions on how to notify us and reschedule. Our volunteers will still complete your return)
  • Must be reachable by phone. If your volunteer tax preparer cannot reach you, your return will not be completed

 

 

Due to COVID-19 and volunteer capacity, this service is significantly reduced this year. Please follow the steps below to get in line for an appointment in March or April

  1. Verify that you can make it to the Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St. (downtown), on a Saturday in March or April. This service is only available on Saturdays, so please do not register if you are not available on those days!
  2. Starting Monday, February 15, click "Sign up / Register" at the bottom of this page. You do not have an appointment yet.
  3. We will send you an intake packet with documents for you to fill out, and instructions to prepare for tax filing. You do not have an appointment yet.
  4. Once you have gathered and filled out the necessary documents, call the number included in your intake packet during the designated times to book your appointment. As long as you 1) meet eligibility requirements, and 2) call and speak to library staff during the designated times included in your intake packet, you will get an appointment.

*Please allow up to 2 days to receive intake packets by email, and up to 7 business days by post. 

**You may receive an automated confirmation email immediately after registering on this page. That email is not your intake packet. Please wait 2 days before inquiring. 

*Offsite
 
10:00am to 11:45pm
FULL-Register for Free Tax Filing - Lakeview Library

FULL-Register for Free Tax Filing - Lakeview Library

*In Lakeview Library
Tuesday, Feb 16, 10:00am to 11:45pm

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.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to appear in person twice to drop off and pick up your documents (UNLESS you become ill - you’ll receive instructions on how to notify us and reschedule. Our volunteers will still complete your return)
  • Must be reachable by phone. If your volunteer tax preparer cannot reach you, your return will not be completed

Due to COVID-19 and volunteer capacity, this service is significantly reduced this year. Please follow the steps below to get in line for an appointment

  1. Decide which location you prefer:
    • Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St, will have appointments on Saturdays in March-early April
    • Lakeview Library, 2845 N. Sherman Ave, will have appointments on Wednesdays and Fridays in February-early April
  2. Starting Monday, February 15, click "Sign up / Register" at the bottom of this page for Lakeview, or on this page for CentralYou do not have an appointment yet.
  3. We will send you an intake packet with documents for you to fill out, and instructions to prepare for tax filing. You do not have an appointment yet.
  4. Once you have gathered and filled out the necessary documents, call the number included in your intake packet during the designated times to book your appointment. As long as you 1) meet eligibility requirements, and 2) call and speak to library staff during the designated times included in your intake packet, you will get an appointment.

 

*Please allow up to 2 days to receive intake packets by email, and up to 7 business days by post. 

**You may receive an automated confirmation email immediately after registering on this page. That email is not your intake packet. Please wait 2 days before inquiring. 

*In Lakeview Library
 
2:30pm
2:30pm to 5:30pm
ONLINE - Madison Writing Assistance

ONLINE - Madison Writing Assistance

*Online
Tuesday, Feb 16, 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.

*Online