Tax Assistance

The Financial Education Center offers free tax preparation at the Richard Dilley Tax Center, a partnership with City of Madison, IRS and the WI Department of Revenue, every year from late January through April 15th.  In addition, we provide the most current information regarding tax credits you might qualify for and resources that will help you answer all of your tax questions.


The IRS has *just* launched an official website where non-tax filers can now safely and legitimately file their Emergency Impact Payment information to make sure their address and bank information (if any) is up to date. This website is:

Due to continuing concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak, we have closed the Richard Dilley Tax Center until further notice.  We recognize that this leads to hardship for many of our clients, but, in accordance with guidance from state and local agencies in addition to our connection to UW-Madison, we are following best practices and the latest policy guidelines to promote health and safety.

Fortunately, the IRS and Wisconsin Department of Revenue have both extended the federal and state tax filing deadlines until July 15th, 2020. We will keep this page updated as we have more information about if and when the Richard Dilley Tax Center will reopen during this extended tax season. Until then, we have compiled a list of helpful resources here for you to use during our absence.

1. Where can I find the most updated information about tax season changes due to COVID-19?   

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR)

2. I cannot wait indefinitely until a volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) site opens again. Are there any other free options for me to file my federal and state taxes now?

IRS Free File

My Free Taxes

3. I do not have some documents I need for preparing my taxes.  Where can I find these?

Dane County Property Taxes

Wisconsin Homestead Credit Renter’s Certificate

Wisconsin Unemployment 1099-G

4. I have already filed my taxes, but am still waiting for my refund.  How can I check the status of my return and when I might receive my refund?

IRS Where’s My Refund  (for federal refunds)

WI Department of Revenue Where’s My Refund?  (for state refunds)