Bookstein Institute

2015 Newsletter

New Fellowship Opportunities Expand Bookstein Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic Reach

Facing the IRS can be a scary thing—particularly if you have a dispute and must face an auditor on your own. For years, California State University, Northridge has offered a solution to this ordeal, but thanks to a recent gift from Tax Defense Partners, an Encino-based full-service tax debt resolution company that specializes in tax defense representation, that solution is about to get even better. Read more.

Historic VITA Clinic to Join Bookstein Institute

Starting in January 2016, the Bookstein Institute will lead the efforts over the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Clinic. While the VITA Clinic at CSUN has been a pioneer in providing free tax preparation services to low income taxpayers since 1971, this will be the first year that the Bookstein Institute will lead the program. Read more.

Client Highlight: Taxpayer Back on Track

The clinicians at the Bookstein Low Income Taxpayer Clinic work diligently to resolve clients’ tax issues each day. Satisfied client, Sandra Jackson* was referred to the Clinic by the IRS in 2011. After finding herself in some tax issues, she feels fortunate to have discovered the clinic. The tax specialists successfully got an Offer In Compromise approved for her, reducing her liability by thousands of dollars. Read more.

Faculty Highlight: Monica Gianni

New full-time faculty member, Monica Gianni, has an impressive background of experience to offer her incoming students. She is both a lawyer and a CPA who has worked in private practice, academia, and government, in the U.S. and abroad. Read more.

Graduate Highlight: Manuel Timuryan

Recent graduate of the MST program, Manuel Timuryan, did not have the typical college experience. Read more.

Student Highlight: Franck Fassu

During his time in the Masters of Science in Taxation Program, international student, Franck Fassu has received not only one, but two prestigious awards. Read more.

Student Spotlight: Elias Rodriguez

Every year the Tax Executive Institute awards a $2,000 scholarship to the Masters of Science in Taxation student from the graduating class at the Nazarian College with the highest GPA. This year, the recipient of that prestigious award is Elias Rodriguez, CPA. Read more.