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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) in 2024

  • October 18, 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom


Registration is closed

Please join Long Island VITA providers Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Code for America, the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as they discuss their free tax preparation programs and how Long Islanders can benefit from this service, and the importance of access to free tax preparation for our region.

We will discuss:

  1. VITA Partner Site Requirements
  2. VITA Season Schedule
  3. IRS/NYS Regulations/Updates (if any)
  4. Traditional vs Virtual/Hybrid Sites
    1. Volunteer Requirements
    2. Taxpayer Requirements
  5. “Taxpayer Assistance Program” (TAP) from NYS Department of Taxation and Finance -
  6. “My Free Taxes” from United Way -
  7. “Get Your Refund” from Code for America -

Presented by:

Ever Martinez, Community Development Relationships Manager 

Christopher Meislahn (he/him/his); Taxpayer Rights Advocate

Chris Morell, Local IRS Taxpayer Advocate, Brookhaven Campus

Claire Sadeghzadeh, Researcher with Code for America

Marie Sturm, Sr. Relationship Tax Consultant, Internal Revenue Service SPEC 

Robert Smith, Director Of External Affairs-Outreach and Taxpayer Education


Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone,

Professional Development Hours: 2 (.2 CEUs)

Program Recording: Yes


1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, to check your registration.  

2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone,

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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