The state Department of Revenue is hoping to cut back on the number of income tax forms it plans to print this year.
About 80-percent of Wisconsinites filed their state income tax returns electronically last year. State Department of Revenue spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis says the growing popularity of e-file means the agency can save some money this year by printing fewer paper forms.
Starting next year, the department will no longer automatically mail out forms to taxpayers, even if they filed a paper return last time. Marquis says individuals who still would like a hard copy of the forms will need to contact the Department or go to a local library. However, the agency will also be reducing the number of forms sent to local libraries by 25-percent as well.
Homestead tax credit forms for those over 60 will still be mailed out, if they filed on paper last year.
Marquis says the changes should save the state over $106,000 annually.
Residents who still want paper forms can request them after January first.
AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (1:07)