Tax Help

Tax Aide

AARP-Tax-Aide volunteers prepare federal and state returns for middle and low-income taxpayers, with special attention given to people 60 and older. Tax-Aide is a partnership of AARP, RSVP volunteers and the Library. This service is available February-April by appointment only.

Tax-Aide 2017: appointment phone line opens on Monday, January 16. Call 789.7443 to make your appointment. Leave a message if there's no answer. The appointment desk will be staffed weekdays, 9-4, until April 12. AARP tax preparers are on-site at the La Crosse Public Library beginning Wednesday, February 1. 

Tax Forms, Online Filing, and Where is My Refund?

All three La Crosse libraries receive a limited number of paper Federal and Wisconsin tax forms. Tax forms, including previous years, are available to print from the following websites:

Tax Forms

IRS (Federal) Tax Forms & Publications
Wisconsin Tax Forms
MinnesotaTax Forms
Tax Forms for Other States

Where's My Refund?

IRS Refund Status
Wisconsin Refund Status

Online Filing (e-file)
Library staff cannot recommend particular online filing services, type or fill out forms, or offer tax advice.

e-file your Federal Return
e-file your Wisconsin Return
e-file your Minnesota Return

Tax Help Other than Preparing and Filing Taxes

IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center in La Crosse  Before you visit, check Services Provided to see if the office can help you. They do not help in filling out tax forms.

Tax Forms by Mail or Phone

You can order many federal tax forms and publications at the IRS website.  Or you may request tax forms by calling 800.829.3676 or write to the following address: Internal Revenue Service, 1201 N. Mitsubishi Motorway, Bloomington, IL 61705-6613. You should receive a response within 10 days after your request is received.

You can request forms by writing to: Wisconsin Department of Revenue, 2135 Rimrock Road, Mail Stop 5-77, PO Box 8949, Madison, WI 53708-8949. You can also call 608.266.1961.