VITA Lincoln

Lincoln VITA Coalition

Qualified students and community members can have their tax return prepared AT NO CHARGE by trained student and community volunteers.

What is the UNL Tax Credit Campaign?

The UNL Tax Credit Campaign prepares tax returns for low-income, working families and students for free. It is sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Center for Civic Engagement in conjunction with the Lincoln EITC Coalition.

How does Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Protect My Civil Rights?

In accordance with federal law and the Department of the Treasury – Internal Revenue Service policy, discrimination against taxpayers on the basis of race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), disability, sex (in education programs or activities), age or reprisal is prohibited in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Each and every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they should be aware of when dealing with the IRS. Explore your rights and our obligations to protect them.

The Right to Be Informed
The Right to Quality Service
The Right to Pay No More than the Correct Amount of Tax
The Right to Challenge the IRS’s Position and Be Heard
The Right to Appeal an IRS Decision in an Independent Forum
The Right to Finality
The Right to Privacy
The Right to Confidentiality
The Right to Retain Representation
The Right to a Fair and Just Tax System

Your Civil Rights are Protected:

Taxpayer Bill of Rights:

Sign up for an Appointment

Lincoln VITA offers tax appointments for United States residents and for international visitors. Tax appointments begin late January and run through April 12th and are available at multiple sites in the Lincoln area. To see the days and times for all the locations, please download the site schedule.

Documents to Upload

  • Social Security Card and photo identification
  • Social Security numbers and birth dates for all dependents
  • Forms W-2 and all other income forms (ex: 1099-MISC, 1099-R, etc.)
  • Banking information for deposit/debit, routing number and account number
  • Tax identification numbers for any and all daycare providers
  • If filing jointly, both you and your spouse must be present to sign the return
  • If a college student, you must bring your 1098T and student account information showing payment of tuition and qualified fees