The mission of the Bookstein Community Outreach Tax Clinic at California State University, Northridge 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 workshops are tailored to the needs of taxpayers, whether small business owners or consumers. We are particularly interested in serving and reaching out to individuals with English as their second language and to low income residents of Los Angeles.
With adequate advanced notice, the workshops can be tailored to the specific needs of the audience in terms of content and length. Examples of the workshops that we facilitate include: Earned Income and the Child Tax Credit; What You Need to Know When You Hire Employees or Use Contractors?; Taxes after a Short Sale, Foreclosure or Loan Forgiveness; What You Need to Know When You Run Your Business Out of Your Home?; What You Need to Know about Federal Taxes and Your New Business?
The workshops are facilitated by graduate and undergraduate tax students who are trained by the IRS and supervised by a tax faculty member at California State University, Northridge.
The workshops may be offered on site of the community partner or at the campus of California State Northridge at no charge. The facilitators provide all the materials for the workshops.
If interested in setting up a workshop, please contact the clinic's office at (818) 677-3600, or fill out the Online Tax Workshop Request Form above.
Although the Bookstein Tax Clinic receives funding from the IRS, the clinic, its employees, and volunteers are not affiliated with the IRS. A taxpayer’s decision to utilize services from the Bookstein Community Outreach Clinic or the Bookstein Low Income Taxpayer Clinic will not affect the taxpayer’s rights before the IRS. The Clinic does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment. For further information about this policy, contact Sherry Manavi at (818) 677-3600.