A limited number of state and federal tax forms are available and free to the public at the Rhinelander District Library.
State of Wisconsin and Federal basic forms (1040ez, 1040A, 1040) including rent certificates and homestead forms have arrived at the Rhinelander District Library. Preprinted forms and booklets are limited in supply, and free to the public.
Tax forms and instruction booklets for all 50 states are available via the internet (online) workstations at your library, or from home at www.irs.gov. Hard copies of booklets may be mail-ordered online by individuals at IRS.gov/orderforms or 1-800-829-3676. Wisconsin tax information is available on the internet at the Department of Revenue website. Copies and prints are 10 cents per page at the library. With rare exception, forms are printable at the sites mentioned above and should not cost an additional fee from the site to the user. There are scam sites on the internet; please use caution if printing your own forms.
Rhinelander District Library and the V-CAT have a variety of books to help in tax preparation, including: J.K. Lasser’s “Your Income Tax”. Library staff are not qualified to provide tax form selection, preparation assistance, or specialized information. However, library staff are happy to help patrons locate forms and make copies.
The Oneida County Senior Center in Rhinelander will once again be offering income tax preparation help for LOW INCOME and SENIOR (priority, aged 60+) persons on Mondays and Wednesdays. Appointments are required and may be made by calling AFTER February 5, 2018: 715-369-6170. Appointments start February 5 to April 11 and are only booked one week in advance, so call soon if you want an appointment!
Certain forms for business use, such as the 1099 are not readily available at the library or online. Local tax preparers may sell or otherwise offer single copies. Local office stores sell these in 20 sheet packs. Otherwise, the closest source for these is the IRS office in Appleton: 1901B East Capitol Dr. Appleton, WI 54911, (920) 996-4860 or Green Bay: 440 Security Blvd. Green Bay, WI 54313, (920) 662-5999, or by following instructions on the IRS website.
Federal electronic tax filing may begin on January 29. Please make note that returns may be filed as late as April 17, as the traditional date of April 15 falls on a Sunday. Also note that Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), used to file forms in the past may have changed and may need to be renewed. Further information regarding preparing for, filing and refund of Federal tax returns may be found here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-announces-2018-tax-filing-season-opens-with-april-17-deadline-155-million-tax-returns-projected-70-percent-expect-refunds
The IRS reminds everyone to monitor their information. Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. The IRS has put additional identity safeguards in place and additional site to report any fraud here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/taxpayer-guide-to-identity-theft
Questions regarding any information stated above can be directed to the main floor circulation desk at the Rhinelander District Library 715-365-1070.