Free tax help offered for Omahans -
Published Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 5:09 pm / Updated at 5:27 pm
Monday through April 15
Free tax help offered for Omahans

Starting Monday and continuing until April 15, area residents can take advantage of free tax preparation by trained local volunteers or a free online site that helps people do their taxes themselves.

Both options will help local residents file their taxes safely and accurately — and receive the full tax benefits due them, say sponsors of the efforts.

The Omaha Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition will oversee five local preparation centers, administered by Family Housing Advisory Services Inc. and funded through United Way of the Midlands and the Walmart Foundation.

The coalition, a program of Family Housing Advisory Services, is made up of organizations and individuals from federal, state and city governments, community social service agencies, businesses, banks, universities and professional associations.

In addition to access to free tax preparation and free federal and state e-file, visitors to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites can take advantage of additional services, including screenings for public benefits and prescription drug savings, and free financial education seminars.

Most Omaha-Council Bluffs area residents who earn $58,000 or less also will have the opportunity to prepare their own taxes using an online program offered through a collaboration of United Way and the Walmart Foundation. The site is

Most of the preparation sites also will have computers set up for those who want to file their own taxes but might like the extra support offered at the sites.

These are the preparation sites:

Family Housing Advisory Services, 3605 Q St.; Mondays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Eastern Nebraska Community Action Program, 2406 Fowler Ave.; Mondays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha campus, 30th and Fort Streets, Building 10, Room 122; Saturday and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Goodwill Industries, 4805 N. 72nd St.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Latino Center of the Midlands, 4821 S. 24th St.; three Saturdays — Feb. 1, 8 and 15 — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., otherwise, by appointment only (402-733-2720) Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Information on the services offered at each site can be found by dialing 211 or by visiting or

Read more related stories
Thriving Nebraska technology company says it's 'the nature of our society' to automate jobs
Why two hotshots ditched six-figure salaries for a life of less
Warren Watch: Howard Buffett's foundation gives $1 million for award honoring spirited journalist
Rocket Man: The otherworldly ambitions of engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Elon Musk
Your Office Coach: Stop picking up the slack for the slacker on your team
Technology review: Fire TV needs work to reach potential
Chobani to expand beyond Greek yogurt
For junior bankers, a day off doesn’t shrink workload
Cab ride to airport (or anywhere in Omaha) could soon cost more
Vets can compete for start-up cash
Coming to Omaha: fun-focused sports league where every kids gets a trophy, parents promise to keep cool
Beals: Boy offers lessons of service, simplicity
Recalled frozen pasta product has tie to Omaha
Business digest: Lululemon shareholder suit dismissed
Suit challenges a Hollywood pillar: unpaid internships
Nonparents’ resentment grows over impact of companies’ family-friendly focus
Jeff Raikes’ next goal: making philanthropy effective
Restaurants invite customers to dine with their dogs
March unemployment rates up slightly in Nebraska, Iowa
Iowa officials announce plan for Microsoft data center
Lincoln pharmaceutical company wins funding, grant
Fortress Wealth joins Securities America network
USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections
Airbnb event seeks Omaha-area hosts for Berkshire weekend, CWS
Developer wants to transform old Millard Lumber site with housing, commercial buildings
Deadline Deal thumbnail
The Jaipur in Rockbrook Village
Half Off Fine Indian Cuisine & Drinks! $15 for Dinner, or $7 for Lunch
Buy Now
< >
Inside Business
To submit an announcement for "Inside Business", click here. For questions call (402) 444-1371 or e-mail
Want to get World-Herald stories sent directly to your home or work computer? Sign up for's News Alerts and you will receive e-mails with the day's top stories.
Can't find what you need? Click here for site map »