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Local centers offering in-person tax service appointmentsSubmitted: 07/01/2020
Local centers offering in-person tax service appointments
Maya Reese
Maya Reese
Reporter/Digital Content Director
mreese@wjfw.com

- With 15 days remaining to file taxes, Department of Revenue Customer Service Centers in Appleton, Eau Claire and Wausau are now offering in-person appointments for customers who need them. 

Eau Claire and Appleton will open on July 1, and Wausau will open on July 6, offering Monday only service.

Taxpayers are asked to call 608-266-2772 to schedule an appointment for all five locations. Madison and Milwaukee have already began serving appointment-only taxpayers. Green Bay will not be open for appointment at this time.

Taxpayers will be required to wear a mask if they enter a DOR building for an appointment.

DOR still encourages taxpayers with questions to submit them online or call DOR's individual income customer service line at (608)266-2486. DOR's business customer service line is (608) 266-2776.

Taxpayers will find some helpful resources available on DOR's website HERE including:
  • a list of free tax help sites across Wisconsin and more information about them
  • an online application that will check the status of your refund
  • a mobile app available free of charge from the Apple or Android app stores


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