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Tax Assistance

Tax Assistance

Where to get your taxes done

Useful Links

Government information and forms

Do It Yourself

Books and resources for filing your taxes

Tax Forms at Libraries

All Madison Public Libraries offer some pre-printed tax forms for free.  Libraries have basic federal and state tax forms available for customers, as well as tax instruction booklets to support some forms. Library staff can also provide customers with the link to online instructions, contact information for WI Dept of Revenue to request that forms and instructions be mailed to you, or can print off forms and instructions on request.  For all prints, the library offers the first five pages free, and charges $.10 per page after.

See ways you can contact Wisconsin Department of Revenue to request tax forms and instructions.

Free Tax Assistance Sites

Click here for a list of 2024 Tax Assistance dates at Central, Lakeview, Meadowridge, and Sequoya Libraries, or take a look at our calendar. Appointments are required at all locations. All appointments are in-person, not virtual.


Appointment slots available on:


When we will start booking appointments:
Wednesdays Fridays Saturdays

January 24, 10am



January 24, 9am



January 24, 9am (to book a February appt)

February 21, 9am (to book an appt in March or April)



January 24, 10am


Other free or low cost tax preparation sites include: 

  • Richard Dilley Tax Center 2238 South Park Street -- 608-283-1261 -- appointments on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays
  • Goodwill of Southcentral Wisconsin -- Locations on East and North sides of Madison, Fitchburg, and more
  • Deforest Cornerstone Community Center 505 N Main Street -- 608-846-9469 ext 1611 -- appointments on Wednesdays
  • Fitchburg Senior Center 5510 Lacy Rd -- 608-270-4290 -- appointments on Fridays
  • Middleton Senior Center 7448 Hubbard Ave -- 608-831-2373 -- appointments on Mondays and Thursdays
  • Monona Senior Center 1011 Nichols Rd -- 608-222-3415 -- appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Sun Prairie Colonial Club 301 Blankenheim Ln -- 608-837-4611 -- appointments on Mondays
  • Verona Senior Center 108 Paoli Street -- 608-845-7471 -- appointments on Tuesdays
  • Waunakee Senior Center 333 S Madison Street -- 608-849-8548 -- appointments on Tuesdays

Get help over the phone from a tax specialist for current or prior-year tax returns -- computer skills required

For more information about tax preparation options, see:

Useful Links

DOR WisTax (NEW in 2024 - replaces e-File)
All you need to know about free electronic filing from the State of Wisconsin. See video below for an overview.

IRS Free File

DOR E-file Approved Software
List of software for doing your own taxes online, approved by the Department of Revenue (DOR)

Federal Tax Forms
The official source of IRS tax forms and publications.

Tax Forms for Other States

Wisconsin Department of Revenue Office Locations
For more information, call 608-266-2772

Wisconsin Tax Forms
Forms provided by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

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:


WisTax - Free New Filing Option for Wisconsin Residents