Bookstein Institute

Welcome to The CSUN VITA Clinic

Starting on March 16, the CSUN VITA Clinic is suspending free tax preparation services due to COVID-19. We may re-open the clinic service to the public in April, depending on the circumstances. Please check back with us then.

Serving the public since 1970, CSUN VITA Clinic 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 a quality experiential learning experience in the field of taxation.


The CSUN VITA Clinic is not accepting appointments for the 2020 tax season.

Disclaimer: We recommend checking if you qualify before making an appointment. The VITA program has limitations that may prevent us from serving you.

If you would like to try finding other free tax preparation sites, click on the following link from the IRS:

Number One in Southern California Having Served Over 8,700 Low-Income Taxpayers in 2019. Powered with 514 student volunteers, the CSUN VITA Clinic operated in 20 sites throughout Los Angeles County, opened six days per week during the tax season, and offered over 120 hours of free tax preparation service weekly.

Under the supervision of experienced tax practitioners, trained and certified CSUN students provide free tax preparation services (federal and state) to eligible low-income taxpayers. Services are offered at the CSUN campus and several remote sites in the community beginning in late January through mid-April each year.

The CSUN VITA Clinic is sponsored by the Bookstein Institute for Higher Education in Taxation in the Department of Accounting & Information Systems at the David Nazarian College of Business & Economics. While supported by the IRS, the CSUN VITA Clinic is not part of or affiliated with the IRS.

The CSUN VITA 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, or if you need special accommodation for the services we provide, please contact us at least one week before your scheduled appointment at (818) 677-3600.