Creighton University accounting and law school student volunteers will host free virtual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) clinics on Saturdays through March 13 for qualifying individuals and students.
VITA clinics are an IRS initiative that Creighton, a Lukas Partners client, has offered to the Omaha community for more than 40 years. Due to the pandemic, this tax year’s clinics will move to a completely virtual format. The Saturday clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. via Zoom meetings.
The clinics are available to individuals who have annual income less than $57,000 and need help preparing their federal and state tax returns. Students, in addition to individuals with disabilities or who speak limited English, also are invited to use this free service.
The pandemic has changed the way many Americans will file their taxes this year. Volunteers can answer questions regarding how unemployment benefits and stimulus payments, as a result COVID-19 in 2020, will affect income tax returns.
This year’s VITA clinics will not require an appointment. Tax preparation services will be provided to virtual attendees in the order they are received. Taxdocumentation will need to be uploaded by participants prior to joining the Zoom meeting.
Instructions for securely uploading tax documentation to a personal Google Drive folder and filing instructions are available online at https://bit.ly/3pE8VYL. For questions or to receive additional information, please email email@example.com.