On Wednesday, July 11th, AABANY co-sponsored Diversity Tax Day for Professionals Working with Limited English Proficiency Taxpayers at Venable LLP. This event included panel discussions on various topics regarding taxpayers, such as how it is difficult for LEP (limited English proficiency) taxpayers to exercise their right to be informed about their taxes, and tax scams and identity theft. The panels featured multiple speakers who hold prominent positions or status in their field, including Sharon Bradley, the Chief of the ITIN Section of the IRS, Eunkyong Choi, the NYC Taxpayer Advocate, Margaret Neri, the New York State Taxpayer Rights Advocate, and Pam Parker Cortijo, the Assistant Commissioner of the Collections Division of the New York City Department of Finance. 

Sung Hwang, Partner at Venable and Co-Chair of AABANY’s Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, spoke on the first of four panels, Starting a Business with Money from Abroad which addressed the tax implications for small businesses that receive financing domestically and from abroad.

Over 100 professionals attended this event, who all qualified for CLE, CPE and CE credits. We would like to thank Venable LLP for hosting Diversity Tax Day, and KALAGNY and Agostino & Associates for co-sponsoring this event.