During tax season, Mead Public Library offers federal and state tax forms, instructions and publications to the public if/when they are available to the library by the IRS and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. When they arrive, they are available free of charge while supplies last in the library’s lobby.
The IRS is providing only 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ federal forms and no instruction booklets this year. The staff at the second floor Help Desk can assist you in printing out forms. (Mead Library charges 20 cents page for printing.) Here’s an explanation from the IRS announcement:
“IRS appropriations were significantly cut in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by Congress. Unfortunately this puts us in a position where we have very few options. For this filing season, we will offer the following forms: Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer Instructions for Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. Your patrons can obtain copies of Instructions through:
IRS.gov/Forms - to view and download
IRS.gov/orderforms - to order tax products to be delivered by mail
1-800-829-3676 - to order tax products to be delivered by mail”
After tax season ends in mid-April, the library offers only limited forms at the second floor Help Desk, and these may be photocopied. Adult Services staff members can assist in finding forms online as well. Printing charges apply.
Library staff members may not provide any tax advice, including advice on what forms you may need to use. However, Mead Library has available numerous tax guides for reference use or checkout.
Local Tax Assistance
The AARP offers free income tax assistance for seniors and low-to-moderate income taxpayers in Sheboygan County in February, March and April. For more information, go to www.211now.org.
2014 Tax Forms
IRS File Free Information
IRS has launched IRS2Go, a smartphone application that lets you interact with the IRS using your mobile device.
You can check the status of your federal income tax refund using IRS2Go. Simply enter your Social Security number, which will be masked and encrypted for security purposes, then select your filing status and enter the amount of your anticipated refund from your tax return. If you e-file your return, you can check your refund status within a few days. If you file a paper tax return, you will need to wait three to four weeks to check your refund status because it takes longer to process a paper return. If you have an Apple iPhone or iTouch, you can download the free IRS2Go app by visiting the iTunes app store. If you have an Android device, you can visit the Android Marketplace to download the free IRS2Go app.
All 2014 Wisconsin Tax Forms
Click on a title to get that form or instruction. Adobe Acrobat Reader, is required to view and print PDF documents, however, the version required for free tax filing with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue is not available on library computers. State tax filing sites which charge a fee may be used. For help with problems filling in and printing forms see the IRS's help page and the Wisconsin Treasury's help page. NOTE: Fill-in forms must still be printed and mailed.
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