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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.

2023 Clinics

Starting Jan. 28 and continuing through March 18, students will offer six, in-person Saturday clinics from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mike & Josie Harper Center on the Creighton campus. Virtual meetings via Zoom will also be offered in tandem at the following events:

  • January 28: Harper Center Ballroom
  • February 4: Harper Center Ballroom and Winnebago
  • February 11: Harper Center Ballroom
  • February 18: Harper Center Ballroom
  • February 25: Harper Center Ballroom
  • March 18: Harper Center Ballroom
  • March 25: Harper Center Ballroom (Tentative)

Virtual VITA

Join us for these VITA sessions virtually through Zoom. For those unable to attend we can prepare the taxes please refer to the list above labeled “Learn how to receive VITA tax preparation services“ to see what you need to do in advance of joining the zoom.

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