Free Tax Preparation
Bethpage offers the largest Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program on Long Island. VITA assists low-to-moderate income households on Long Island prepare their tax returns at no cost. Since its inception in 2004, Bethpage’s VITA program has experienced record growth, from the number of volunteers involved to the number of electronically filed returns. Bethpage’s Community Development team and taxpayer assistant volunteers have served over 10,000 community members returning over $12 million in tax refunds to the Long Island economy.
Our relationship with local colleges and community organizations is essential to the success of the Bethpage VITA program. By providing volunteers who are seeking career paths in accounting, business, or finance we can ensure VITA recipients are being advised with their best interests in mind. Local community organizations open their doors to join Bethpage in helping these individuals by providing additional access, which has become known as Mobile VITA. Together, we strive to promote financial wellness for individuals and families on Long Island.