The Tax Credit Alliance of Nebraska (TCAN) offers free tax credit clinics and federal and state income tax preparation to populations currently underserved across the state. TCAN is sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and is part of the Center on Children, Families, and the Law (CCFL).
Lincoln Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), a member of TCAN, is volunteer based and provides free tax preparation to individuals and families with low-to-moderate income, persons with disabilities, individuals who speak English as an additional language, families with children who are non-filing, students, and older adults in our community. The IRS founded the VITA program in 1971 to support people who have been historically underserved in tax preparation.
VITA has a powerful 48-year history in Lincoln, with volunteers preparing free tax returns through the IRS, University of Nebraska College of Law, and Lincoln Public Libraries since 1974. In 2021, Lincoln VITA became a part of CCFL, aligning perfectly with our mission to improve the lives of children and families.