Finding Tax Forms Need Not Be Taxing

by Hannah on 2020-01-31 12:00:00

What do we want? TAX FORMS! When do we want them? SEVERAL WEEKS AGO! 

Members of the public typically start asking about tax forms at the library as soon as we reopen after New Years. Here are the long-awaited answers!

Free Tax Forms at the Library

Each year, the library orders copies of the most common state and federal tax forms. These are available for pickup on the second floor, near the Reference Desk.

We have:

  • 1040 & 1040-SR
  • 1040 & 1040-SR instructions [ordered, have not arrived yet]
  • Wisconsin Form 1
  • Wisconsin Form 1 instructions
  • Wisconsin Form 1NPR (nonresident and part-year resident)
  • Wisconsin Schedule WD (Capital Gains and Losses)
  • Wisconsin Schedule WD instructions
  • Wisconsin Homestead Credit H & H-EZ schedules and instructions
  • Wisconsin Rent Certificate

If you don't see the form you need listed, don't fret! You still have plenty of options.

Access Forms Online

Need an IRS form, publication, or instructions? You can view, download, or print the current year's forms, prior years forms. If you want to print your tax forms at the library, the standard fee of $0.25/page applies. The IRS website also features accessible versions of forms and publications, for screen readers and in Braille.

Find, download, and print IRS forms and publications here.

Need a form delivered by mail? Click here to place an order.

State of Wisconsin tax forms are available online here.

Find and Order by Phone!

If you need help from the IRS to find a product or place an order by telephone, it's easy!

Order Tax Forms and Publications: 1-800-829-3676

Deaf and Hard of Hearing TTY/TDD: 1-800-829-4059

Wisconsin state tax forms can be ordered by calling 608-266-1961

Unemployment Insurance forms

The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) sent out a statement reminding residents who received Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits last year that they must report UI benefits as taxable income on their 2019 tax returns, and that their 1099-G income tax statements for the year are easily accessible through UI's secure and confidential online system.

UI benefits are considered taxable income for both federal and state income taxes, and the 1099-G form shows the amount of UI benefits a claimant received during the previous year. Most UI claimants will not receive mailed, paper statements.

To access 1099-G tax statements, claimants can click here, then follow a few easy steps to obtain an electronic copy of their 2019 benefit payment records.

AARP Tax Aide

AARP Foundation Tax Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 50 and older - at nearly 5,000 locations nationwide. Click here for local AARP Tax Aide sites and appointment information.

Don't know what form you need?

Librarians will help guide you in your quest for the correct form; however, we are not experts. Our degrees are in library and information science, not accounting. Legally, we cannot give you advice on how to do your taxes - but we CAN direct you to the right resources!