Assistance Available for 77,000 Wisconsin Residents Still Needing to File for Stimulus Payment

Individuals who qualify for the Economic Stimulus Payment must file a tax return before October 15, 2008 to receive their payment. The special stimulus category includes recipients of certain benefits from the Social Security and Veterans Affairs who do not normally have a requirement to file a tax return.

IRS is launching a new summer campaign to reach retirees and disabled veterans who qualify for the Economic Stimulus Payment but have not filed a return to claim it.  In Wisconsin, about 76 percent of people in this group are accounted for, leaving more than 77,000 potential recipients remaining who could be eligible to receive the Economic Stimulus Payment.

Retirees should be aware that receiving the stimulus payment should have no impact on other federal benefits currently being received. The stimulus payment is not taxable. Absent any other filing requirements, filing a tax return to receive a stimulus payment does not mean that retirees will have to start filing tax returns again.

The IRS has seven local Taxpayer Assistance Centers across Wisconsin.  These centers can provide assistance to retirees and veterans trying to receive their payments. A list of addresses and office hours are listed below or can be found at “Contact My Local Office” at www.irs.gov.

IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers in Wisconsin
City
Street Address
Days/Hours
Telephone
Appleton 1901B East Capitol Dr.
Appleton, WI 54911
Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed daily 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.)
(920) 738-5699
Eau Claire 2403 Folsom St.
Eau Claire, WI  54703
Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed daily 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.)
(715) 836-8750
Green Bay 440 Security  Boulevard
Green Bay, WI 54313
Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
(Closed daily 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.)
(920) 662-5999
LaCrosse 425 State St.
La Crosse, WI 54601
Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed daily 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.)
(608) 785-0246
Madison 545 Zor Shrine Pl.
Madison, WI 53719
Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
(Closed daily 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.)
(608) 829-5827
Milwaukee 211 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (414) 231-2100
Rothschild 10208 Park Plaza
Rothschild, WI 54474
Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
(Closed daily 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.)
Services Provided
(715) 241-7077

Note:  The phone numbers in the chart above are not toll-free for all locations.  When you call, you will reach a recorded message with information about office hours, locations and services provided in that office.  You may leave a message to request an appointment for help resolving a tax issue or to reschedule an existing appointment, and can expect a return call within two business days.  IRS assistance is also available toll free at 1-800-829-1040 (individuals) or 1-800-829-4933 (businesses).

Page last updated July 9, 2008