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Tax Assistance

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

View All Tax Assistance at Select Madison Public Library Locations

Find out what to bring during your appointment

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 (required). Some situations are outside the scope of the service-- ask if in doubt. You must have lived in Wisconsin for ALL of 2016 to use this service.
**We will begin taking appointments on January 18th for the 1/28 and 2/11 tax help dates. We will take appointments for the rest of the dates (2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8) on February 6th.**

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

REQUIRED by the IRS: An actual (no xeroxes) social security card OR medicare card OR VA medical card for you, your spouse (if a joint return is filed) and all dependents are required to use the VITA tax filing service.​ If needed, access information on getting a replacement social security card before scheduling a tax filing appointment. You must fill out a form and either take it to the Madison Social Security office or mail it there so that you'll have it in time for your appointment.

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 Library

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 (near Goodman South)

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. Spanish translators available. Hours begin January 30, last session is April 15. For more information, please call the Financial Education Center directly at 283-1261, 224-3722, or read their brochure.

  • Mondays, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Wednesdays, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Saturdays, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Tax Assistance in Spanish

¿Quiere ayuda gratis para presentar su declaración de impuestos de 2016?

Llame al 608-246-7969 y deje un mensaje. Recibirá una llamada en español.

Quien: Todos los individuos y familias que vayan a presentar declaraciones de impuestos estatales y federales. No se permiten negocios. Algunas situaciones van mas allá de este servicio. SI tiene cualquier duda hable al 608-246-7969

*Si está casado(a) ambos cónyuges deberán estar presentes y deberán presentar conjuntamente. ¡Se requieren ambas firmas! Tarjetas de Social Security o ITIN (originales o copias en papel)

*No podemos preparar impuestos para parejas casadas que estén presentando por separado.

Donde y Cuando:

Biblioteca Lakeview

  • Lunes, 2/20/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm (2 slots, one at 2:00pm and one at 3:00pm)
  • Jueves, 3/2/2017 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm (2 slots, one at 1:00pm and one at 2:00pm)
  • Lunes, 3/6/2017 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm (2 slots, one at 1:00pm and one at 2:00pm)

Biblioteca Pinney

  • Martes, 2/21/2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm (3 slots, one at 1:00pm, one at 2:00pm, and one at 3:00pm)
  • Martes, 3/7/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm (2 slots, one at 2:00pm and one at 3:00pm)

Biblioteca Sequoya

  • Martes, 3/21/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm (1 slot at 2:00pm)

Biblioteca Central

  • Sábado, 3/11/2017 - 9:15am - 11:30am

Folleto de Asistencia Tributaria  |  Hoja de Admisión/Entrevista y Verificación de Calidad

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: