Taxpayer Information Guide

Library staff will help you find forms or information; they are not, however, qualified to help you fill out forms or to provide tax advice.


Tax Forms

Brown County Library has limited quantities of the basic federal and state tax forms. These are available to you at no cost. Please note:

• Brown County Library locations usually receive federal and state tax forms in late January. Forms are available for pickup through the federal filing deadline (usually April 15). Quantities are limited and are first come, first serve.

• The IRS is no longer providing paper copies of Publication 17 for libraries to distribute. We will have a very limited amount of instruction booklets for the 1040 form.

• You can download and print your own federal or state forms and instructions. Printing from library computers costs 15 cents per black-and-white page.

• You can take steps now for tax filing season. Learn about steps you can take to file your tax return and get your refund as quickly as possible at gov/GetReady.

Federal Tax Information

Internal Revenue Service

Download forms and instructions or request paper copies by calling 1.800.829.3676


Federal Income Tax Help

IRS Office: 1901B East Capitol Drive, Appleton, WI 54911

To make an appointment: 844.545.5640
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch noon-1 p.m.)

Tax Help for Individuals: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (Central time), call 1.800.829.1040
Tax Help for People with Hearing Impairments: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (Central time), call 800.829.4059 (TDD)

Refund Hotline: 1.800.829.4477

State Tax Information

Wisconsin Department of Revenue

Download forms and instructions or request paper copies by 1.608.266.1961


Wisconsin State Tax Help

Local Office: 200 N. Jefferson St., Room 140, Green Bay, WI  54301
Fax: 920.448.5206
Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Refund Hotline: 1.866.947.7363

Homestead Credit

Department of Revenue Homestead Credit website

Homestead Credit Questions: 1.608.266.8641 (Madison)

For additional information:

• Call department’s Customer Service Bureau at 608.266.2772

• Email

• Write to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue Mail Stop 5-77, PO Box 8949, Madison WI 53708-8949

Free Tax Filing Resources

• File your federal tax forms using IRS Free File

• File your state tax forms using Wisconsin e-file

• For additional resources, see the United Way’s MyFreeTaxes

• Learn about e-filing while claiming the Wisconsin Homestead Credit