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2022 TRAINING SCHEDULE
All volunteers, regardless of experience level, must attend training. The class you are assigned to is based on your years of experience with CTA. Our classes are as follows:
BASIC/ADVANCED Class – Everyone is invited to Basic training. COURSE CONTENT: This class consists of an introduction to CTA and a review of Federal and New York State tax rules with special emphasis on the low-income individual. Additionally, we will review interviewing techniques. THIS CLASS IS MANDATORY
Here is our training schedule:
This class will be given via ZOOM on Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 9am to 5pm.
A lunch break is scheduled from 12 noon to 1pm.
SPECIAL COMPUTER CLASS
This class will be given via ZOOM on Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 9am to 12noon. We will prepare a tax return using our tax software. THIS CLASS IS MANDATORY.
WHAT ELSE HAPPENS AT TRAINING?
You will be asked to commit to volunteering your time at one of our storefronts. Storefronts are community donated space where CTA conducts its services. We have dedicated storefront sites. We also conduct One Day Events, a short-term commitment at several locations. A complete list of storefront locations and One Day Events will be available at training.
Advance Preparation for volunteers
FYI: You may pick up IRS materials at any IRS offices(see below). Most materials for tax year 2019 (the one we will be doing this year) will not be available until late December or later. We’ll let you know in our newsletter when printed forms are available.
Bronx: 1200 Waters Place Bronx, NY 10461 (map it)
Brooklyn: 625 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (map it)
Manhattan: 2283 Third Ave. NY, NY 10035 (map it)
Manhattan: 290 Broadway NY, NY 10007 (map it)
Manhattan: 110 West 44th Street NY, NY 10036 (map it)
Queens (Rego Park): 59-17 Junction Blvd. Rego Park, NY 11368 (map it)
Look over chapters in Pub.17 covering filing status, exemptions, dependents, and income. In addition, review Federal (1040, 1040a) and New York State (IT-201) tax forms and instructions.
Publication 17 and federal forms are available on the IRS website. Their address is www.irs.gov. New York State forms can be obtained from the NYS website: www.tax.ny.gov
While not mandatory, reviewing these materials before training will help you understand the subject matter.
2021 STOREFRONT LOCATIONS/ Dates (2022 Dates and Location TBD)
Dates: February 8 - April 14
Most sites will be closed one date in the middle of the season.
754 Melrose Avenue (at 156th Street) 10455 (map it)
226 Lefferts Place (@ Franklin) 11238 (map it)
Office of Assemblyman Jeff Aubry
98-09 Northern Boulevard (@ 98th Street) 11368 (map it)
Upper West Side
Goddard-Riverside Community Center
647 Columbus Avenue (@ 91st Street) 10025 (map it)
Housing Conservation Coordinators
777 Tenth Ave. (@ 53rd St.) 10019 (map it)
Fountain House - (Not open to the public - Fountain House members only)
425 West 47th Street (between 9th & 10th Avenue) 10036 (map it)