The Omaha Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition again will offer free tax preparation services to middle- and low-income residents.
Although there will be processing delays, the sites will offer customers secure, fast and easy ways to get all of their refunds through direct deposit, new bank account opportunities and debit cards.
Additional services, all free, allow people to consider how to improve their financial stability through savings opportunities and wise use of tax credits.
New this year at most sites, taxpayers can prepare their own taxes using an online program offered through a collaboration of the United Way Worldwide and the Walmart Foundation.
Sites can be located by calling 211, by visiting facebook.com/OmahaEITC or by visiting fhasinc.org. All sites are in Omaha unless otherwise noted. All sites offer the self-service online program unless noted.
These sites are by appointment only:
»Eastern Nebraska Community Action Program, 1908 Hancock St. in Bellevue; English only; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through April 10, 402-292-2961.
»Latino Center of the Midlands, 4821 S. 24th St.; English and Spanish; appointments 9a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Feb. 15; 402-733-2720. Open year-round.
These sites don’t require appointments:
»Completely Kids, 2586 St. Mary’s Ave. (use east door); English and Spanish; 6 p.m. to 9p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through April 15; dial 211.
»Family Housing Advisory Services, 3605 Q St.; English and Spanish; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; dial 211. Open year-round.
»Eastern Nebraska Community Action Program, 2406 Fowler Ave.; English only; 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through April 15; dial 211; no self-service online program.
»Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort Streets, Building10, Room 122; English only; 1p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through April 14; dial 211.
»Goodwill Industries, 4805 N. 72nd St.; English only; 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 11; dial 211.