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VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

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NEWS RELEASE: Free Tax Assistance for Veterans at Grand Island Veterans Affairs

February 26, 2014

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb., – Certified tax preparers will provide Veterans free assistance with simple 2013 income tax return preparation March 7 at the Department of Veterans Affairs health care clinic, 2201 N. Broadwell Ave, Grand Island, Neb.

The Central Nebraska Community Services sponsors the event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Building 6.

The consultants are trained and certified to assist with simple 2013 federal and Nebraska income tax returns. The volunteers are not certified to prepare complicated or business returns.

No appointments are required.

Mandatory items required include: Social Security cards for each person whose return is being filed (including dependent children), photo identification and checking and savings account numbers and routing numbers.

If applicable, other items required may include pension statements, child care information, a copy of the 2012 income tax returns, statements from qualified colleges that provide the expenses and/or credits and an IRS Form 1098T, W-2s from any employment and other necessary forms from 2013.

For more information, contact Lisa Barnes at 308-382-3660, ext. 92145.


About VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System’s mission is to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. VA NWIHCS employees serve more than 161,000 Veterans in Nebraska, western Iowa and portions of Kansas and Missouri. The system includes a tertiary medical center in Omaha and a Community Living Center in Grand Island, Neb.  Community-based outpatient clinics are located in Lincoln, Grand Island, North Platte, Norfolk, and Bellevue, Neb., and Shenandoah, Iowa; and a contract outreach clinic in O’Neill, Neb. For more information, visit 

For further information, contact:
Will Ackerman – Public Affairs Officer, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
Office:  402-995-4719; Cell:  402-332-6780