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Creighton University accounting student volunteers offer free online tax preparation clinics

As people prepare to file their 2021 taxes, accounting student volunteers at Creighton University, a Lukas Partners client, will provide their expertise and offer free tax preparation services in February and March to qualifying individuals and students through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA clinics are an IRS initiative that Creighton has participated in the Omaha community for more than 40 years.

Now through March 26, students will offer five in-person Saturday clinics from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mike & Josie Harper Center on the Creighton campus. Virtual meetings via Zoom also will be offered.

Feb. 12: Harper Center – Rooms 2075, 2077 and 2079 Feb. 19: Harper Center Ballroom Feb. 26: Harper Center Ballroom March 19: Harper Center – Rooms 2075, 2077 and 2079 March 26: Harper Center Ballroom

Tom Purcell, Ph.D., CPA, Accounting professor in the Creighton University Department of Accounting and Business Intelligence and Analytics, said the program gives accounting students the opportunity to apply lessons learned in the Principles of Taxation class on tax rules, applicable tax credits and deductions to make a difference in the lives of people in the community.

For more information on the VITA program at Creighton, please visit

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