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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

VITA: Students Supporting the Community

Through the official IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, current accounting students in the Heider College of Business use their skills and expertise to assist qualifying families file their taxes for free every spring.

Creighton University’s VITA program is mutually beneficial for both students and community members. Students study tax rules, IRS 1040 forms and applicable tax credits and deductions in the Principles of Taxation class, along with training and certifications from the IRS, then apply this knowledge to help families in our community file their tax returns at no cost.

2024 Clinics

Starting Feb. 3 and continuing through March 16, students will offer five, in-person, walk-in only, Saturday clinics from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mike and Josie Harper Center on the Creighton campus. If needed, virtual appointments can also be made by emailing In case of inclement weather clinics will take place via zoom.

  • February 3: Harper Center Ballroom
  • February 10: Harper Center Ballroom
  • February 17: Harper Center Ballroom
  • February 24: Harper Center Ballroom
  • March 16: Harper Center Ballroom

Required Documents

  • Proof of Identification (Photo ID)
  • Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents
  • All wage and earning statements (Forms W-2)
  • Other compensation statements (1099- DIV, INT)
  • Form 1095, Health Insurance Statements
  • Bank accounting routing number and account number for direct deposit
  • Copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Letter 6419 - Child Tax Credit
  • 1099-NEC (Non- employee compensation) (EX: UBER, Doordash)
  • Gambling winning statements (W-2G)
  • Form 1098-T (Students)
I find that the impact to Omaha is beyond that of tax returns. VITA brings Creighton students together with the local community while allowing us to apply what we've learned in the classroom and serve those most in need.
— Micah Navarro, Class of 2023