Tax Forms and Resources

Tax Forms at the Library

Each year during tax season, Mead Public Library offers widely used federal and state tax forms, instructions and publications to the public.  They are available free of charge while supplies last in the library’s lobby. 

Only personal (not business) forms will be available for pickup.  Less commonly used forms are available for photocopying on the second floor of the library.  Almost all forms are available on the Internet.

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

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides free tax return service for lower-income residents. Sponsored by Guaranty Bank and Schenck SC, it takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. one night a week and on 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays at the Sheboygan Salvation Army. Reservations are required for the tax service. To reserve a time at the Sheboygan Salvation Army, call (920) 565-1543.

The AARP offers free income tax assistance for seniors and low-to-moderate income taxpayers in Sheboygan County in February, March and April. Call for an appointment. Senior Activity Center (459-3290) on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sheboygan Falls Memorial Library (467-7908) on Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Plymouth Intergenerational Center (892-4858) on Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

2013 Tax Forms

All Federal Tax Forms

IRS Free File 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 2013 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.

Federal Tax Forms (selected)

Wisconsin Tax Forms (selected)

Electronic Filing-Federal

Electronic Filing - Wisconsin

Federal Sites

Legalbitstream
Your online source for IRS Revenue Rulings.

U.S. Tax Code on-Line
"This document allows you to access the complete text of the United States Internal Revenue Code, Title 26 of the U.S. Code (26 USC) in a variety of ways. Hyperlinks have been embedded in the Code to permit following cross-references between sections with a simple mouse click. A WAIS-based full-text search engine allows you to quickly locate Code sections by content."

Miscellaneous

Does the IRS Owe You Money?
Covers 2010 returns.

Individual State Income Tax Rates
Tax rates for tax year 2013 – as of January 1, 2013.

Tax Forms for All States

Federation of Tax Administrators
The FTA was formed in 1937 to provide intergovernmental and interstate tax coordination. Visit this portal for quick links to tax forms for all 50 states.

Library Spot State Tax Forms
Tax forms for all 50 states are readily available at this site.

Tax Advice, Planning and Calculators

Ask a Tax Expert
Have a question? Ask an expert or read common questions.

Fool.com Tax Center
Allow Motley Fool's David and Tom Gardner and their friends to give you solid tax information in a humorous, yet, factual manner.

Nolo Law Center’s Encyclopedia: taxes and audits
This URL will get you to the main page. Click on "Taxes and Audits" under the heading "Property and Money" at the top of the page to get general legal advice about such things as "How to deal with the IRS.”

Tax Advice, Planning and CalculatorsBankrate.com Taxes: rates, forms and free advice
A comprehensive site that offers help on all tax issues and questions.

Tax Mama: tax information with a mother’s touch
Eva Rosenberg, MBA, EA, offers this "nice, homey, helpful place to visit for anyone seeking guidance on income tax issues or, heaven forbid, problems." She answers many questions that she receives through e-mail and posts those exchanges on her site.

Tax Portals and Directories

Tax Resources on the Web
"California-based tax accountant Alan G. Kalman, BBA, MST, offers this well-organized, thorough, yet graphics-challenged directory of tax links. Hey, he's an accountant, not an artist! Find links to answer all your tax questions, including how to handle those pesky excessive viatical or accelerated death benefits."

TaxSites.com
Tax, accounting and payroll sites directory.

1040.com
This site contains useful news for both tax preparers and payers. Download tax forms, file online for $15.00 or less, or find a tax professional in your area, all through this site. Sign up for the free tax information e-newsletter.

Uncle Fed’s Tax Board
Complete online resource for tax relief.

Tax Preparers

CCH Complete Tax
Complete Tax charges as little as $9.95 to complete your taxes, but it will file them electronically for nothing. Examine the free tax information here.

H&R Block
Have tax questions?  H&R Block has more than fifty years of experience translating tax-speak into plain English.

TurboTax
Whether you file online or buy the software for your own computer, Intuit's TurboTax will give you the help you may need. The site is also loaded with tax assistance.

TaxACT
TaxACT offers a wide range of free federal eFiling options, low-priced state filing and audit support.  Their telephone support is low-priced but not free and their online tax information is brief compared to their top competitors.  Also, if you do not require additional assistance, TaxACT is one of the best. It can create accurate returns and state eFiling is reasonably priced.

TaxGaga
Reviews tax preparation software.