Bookstein Institute

Bookstein Institute

Welcome to the Bookstein Institute for Higher Education in Taxation!

Bookstein Institute Mission

The Institute supports activities that encourage a greater understanding of the dynamic field of taxation.

Our goals are education, support, research and service in the field of tax education.

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Student helping taxpayers.

Serving the public since 1970, CSUN VITA Clinic, a part of the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, is a cost-free income tax assistance service to low-income residents in the San Fernando Valley and beyond. Our goal is to provide outstanding free tax preparation service to low income taxpayers in our community and to provide our students with quality experiential learning experience in the field of taxation.

Learn about the VITA Clinic

Master of Science in Taxation

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This innovative, 19-month graduate-degree program – designed for midcareer professionals – prepares participants for careers or career advancement as professional tax advisors and consultants in public accounting, industry, government and private practice.


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Bookstein Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

Student assisting a taxpayer.

The Bookstein Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) is part of the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics and provides free representation to low income taxpayers facing tax disputes with the IRS. The Clinic operates year round and is powered by undergrad accounting and graduate tax students trained to provide assistance to low income taxpayers. The services are offered free of charge to qualifying taxpayers.

Taxpayer Clinic Information

Tax Development Journal & Conference

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The Tax Development Journal (TDJ) sets a new standard in tax scholarship as an innovative forum for intellectual discourse on emerging issues for tax practitioners and policymakers. The TDJ combines tax expertise with scholarly discussion to provide timely, insightful, and important contributions in a broad array of tax areas.

Journal/Conference Info

Community Outreach Tax Clinic

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The mission of the Bookstein Community Outreach Tax Clinic at CSUN is to educate low income taxpayers and taxpayers who speak English as a second language about their rights and responsibilities under the federal tax system. The Clinic offers free workshops to residents/business owners of the Los Angeles region.

Community Outreach Info


Bookstein Hall 1111
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8372
Phone: 1 (818) 677-3600
Fax: 1 (818) 677-4892


The Booksteins

In 2005, Harriet and Harvey Bookstein (’70) took a bold and visionary step in creating the Bookstein Institute for Higher Education in Taxation at CSUN. Mr. Bookstein, CPA, a prominent practitioner and a philanthropist in the Los Angeles area for many years, has embarked on this initiative as a platform for transforming the tax curriculum at California State University, Northridge and beyond.

In 2007, the Bookstein Institute was formally launched by welcoming the first cohort of students in the newly designed graduate program in taxation. A year later, the Bookstein Institute opened its door to the community by offering free representation to low income taxpayers facing collection, audits and other disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. Read more about the Bookstein Institute for Higher Education in Taxation Mission.

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