Free Tax Prep with AARP Tax-Aide

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Volunteers from AARP Tax-Aide will be at Mead Library from February to April to provide free tax preparation for seniors and low-to-moderate income taxpayers.

Who is Eligible?

Before you register, please make sure you meet the following requirements to ensure Tax-Aide volunteers will be able to prepare your return:  

  • You must be a legal U.S. resident
  • You must have been a Wisconsin resident for all of 2023
  • You cannot have divorced in 2023, or plan on having a filing status of “Married Filing Separately”
  • You cannot have had rental income in 2023
  • You cannot have had any income reported on a Schedule K-1 in 2023

If you fit all of the above criteria, use the link below to pick an appointment date and time, and add your name and phone number to our scheduling system. Please note:

  • If you are filing a joint return your spouse is required to be present while your taxes are prepared (medical/work exceptions allowed)
  • If you have any income from stocks or bonds in 2023 you can register now but your appointment date must be after March 1


Preparing for Your Appointment

  • Pick up the Intake/Interview forms ahead of your appointment time (found at the first floor service desk at Mead), or arrive at least 20 minutes early so they can be filled out
  • Bring photo IDs and social security cards for yourself and everyone (spouse, children, dependents) to be included on the tax return
  • Bring a copy of last year’s tax return
  • Bring all forms and information required to complete your 2023 taxes
  • Bring your bank account information (routing & account numbers) if you want your refund(s) direct deposited or tax(s) owed direct debited
  • Bring your Real Estate Property Tax Bill for 2023 and record of property taxes actually paid in calendar year 2023 if you are a homeowner or amount of rent paid for primary residence in 2023 (If applying for Homestead Credit, a rent certificate signed by your landlord is needed)