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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

Free Tax Assistance Sites

Madison Public Library partners annually with other agencies in the community to provide tax assistance. 

We do not yet have information on tax assistance availability 2022. Please check back in January 2022.  Madison Public Libraries will make no tax appointments before January 2022.

Other free or low cost tax preparation sites include: 

Get help over the phone from a tax specialist for current or prior-year tax returns (2017-2021) -- computer skills required

For more information about tax preparation options, see:

News

Between now and November 15, families who are not required to file taxes can sign-up for the federal Child Tax Credit by going to https://www.getctc.org/en, English, or https://www.getctc.org/es, Spanish. The Code for America created the online sign-up tool in collaboration with the White House and Treasury. It is mobile friendly and most families can complete it within about 15 minutes.
 
We invite you to share this important opportunity with residents in your area so if they are eligible, they will not miss out! Families of over 60 million children are already receiving the Child Tax Credit - $3,600 annually for children under 6 and $3,000 for kids between 6 and 17 – but families who haven’t signed up and earn too little to have to file taxes are missing out.

Useful Links

WI Electronic Filing of Taxes
All you need to know about electronic filing from the State of Wisconsin. See video below for an overview.

IRS Free File

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

Tax Forms for Other States

Wisconsin Department of Revenue Office Locations
Offices are closed to the public. For more information, call 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:

 

J.K. Lasser: J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2021 : For Preparing Your 2020 Tax Return (Edition 2) (Paperback) 

Tax 101 -- Wisconsin e-file Overview