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Memorial Library no longer distributes tax forms, nor do any other UW-Madison libraries. Memorial does not provide assistance in completing tax forms, or determining which forms you need to fill out! If you do need help in deciding which form to use, filling out forms, or determining where to file, the links below are good starting points.

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U.S. Internal Revenue Service web pages

Where to File Addresses for Individual Taxpayers By State:
  • Click on a state to find out where to file your individual tax return.
  • Similar information for businesses & tax professionals available at the general Where to File Addresses page, http://www.irs.gov/file/index.html

Contact My Local Office in Wisconsin:
  • Addresses, hours, and phone numbers for IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers in Wisconsin, as well as description of services offered.
  • Centers are in the following Wisconsin cities: Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, LaCrosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Rothschild.
  • Multilingual help is available in every office.

Frequently Asked Questions

Downloading and Printing has information about viewing, downloading, and printing forms.

Publications and Notices
  • Links to over 200 IRS Publications.
  • More in-depth than answers in FAQ section.
  • All publications available in PDF format.
  • Examples of publications:
    • Pub. #519: U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens
    • Pub. #503: Child and Dependent Care Expenses
    • Pub. #583: Starting a Business and Keeping Records
    • Pub. #970: Tax Benefits for Education
Tax information listed by topic

Accessible IRS Tax Products
  • Links to utilities that will translate many of the IRS's PDF documents into HTML format.

Taxpayer Advocate Service: http://www.irs.gov/advocate/
  • Information about the Taxpayer Advocate Service, which helps taxpayers solve problems which have not been resolved through normal channels, and recommends changes to prevent such problems.
  • Information on how to reach the Taxpayer Advocate Service.

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Wisconsin Department of Revenue web sites

Contact Us: http://www.dor.state.wi.us/contact/index.html

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): http://www.dor.state.wi.us/faqs/index.html

Publications: http://www.dor.state.wi.us/html/pubs.html
  • Variety of publications, for individuals, businesses, organizations, estates, tax professionals.
  • Information more detailed than info in Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Most in PDF format.

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U.S. Internal Revenue Service telephone numbers

Live telephone assistance: 1-800-829-1040   Available Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (your local time)

Live telephone assistance for people with hearing impairments: 1-800-829-4059 (TDD)   Available Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (your local time)

Madison office (545 Zor Shrine Pl.): (608) 829-5827

Order forms or publications for delivery via US Postal Service: 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676).

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Wisconsin Department of Revenue telephone numbers

Madison office: (608) 266-2772

Request forms: (608) 266-1961

TTY: (608) 267-1049

See the Department of Revenue's web page Office Locations at http://www.dor.state.wi.us/faqs/ise/address.html for phone numbers of offices throughout the state.

See the Department of Revenue's web page Taxpayer Assistance at http://www.dor.state.wi.us/faqs/pcs/assist.html for phone numbers and email addresses of specific departments at the main office in Madison.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Overview of VITA, from the Wisconsin Dept of Revenue: http://www.revenue.wi.gov/faqs/pcs/vita.html

What it is: a program to provide tax assistance to low-income individuals.

Who is eligible:
  • low-income individuals
  • individuals with disabilities
  • non-English speaking taxpayers
  • the elderly
  • individuals who qualify for homestead credit
  • individuals who qualify for the earned income credit

VITA will not prepare returns for married filing separate individuals.

A VITA site will prepare the following forms:
  • 1040EZ
  • 1040A with Schedules 1, 2, 3, and EIC
  • 1040 with Schedules A, B, C-EZ, EIC, and R
  • Form 1040V (Payment Voucher)
  • Form 1040ES (Individual Estimated Tax Payment)
  • Form 2441 (Child and Dependent Care Credit)
  • Form 8863 (Educational Credits)
  • Form 8812 (Additional Child Tax Credit)
  • WI Form 1, 1A and WI-Z
  • WI Homestead Credit (household income must be less than $24,500)
A VITA site will not prepare the following forms:
  • Schedule C (Profit or Loss From a Business)
  • Schedule D (Complicated and Advanced D's)
  • Schedule E (Rental Income)
  • Form SS-5 (Request for a Social Security Number)
  • Form 2106 (Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses)
  • Form 3903 (Moving Expenses)
  • Form 8606 (Nondeductible IRA)
  • Form 8615 (Tax for Children Under 14 with Investment Income)

Bring:
  • Forms W-2 wage and tax statements
  • information on other sources of income and any deductions
  • Social Security cards for the taxpayer(s) and dependents
Those claiming homestead credit should bring
  • a rent certificate and/or a copy of their 2008 property tax bill
  • a record of any Wisconsin Works (W2) payments received in 2008
If filing a joint return, both spouses must be present to sign and file the return.

Sites in Madison

Other VITA sites in Wisconsin: See http://www.revenue.wi.gov/faqs/pcs/vita.html#vita6

Other Wisconsin Dept of Revenue-sponsored sites: See http://www.revenue.wi.gov/faqs/pcs/vita.html#vita8

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Tax Information for International Employees at UW-Madison

The UW-Madison's Employee Compensation and Benefits Services office has a page on Taxes, which includes links to an International Tax Packet; Frequently Asked Questions about Work Eligibility, Substantial Presence, Taxation, Treaties, Reporting Income; and Tax Treaty Tables.

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Page created on 11/12/99; last updated on 3/16/11.

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