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Division of Business and Financial Affairs

Audit & Tax


Audit & Tax is responsible for coordinating audits conducted by the CSU Office of the University Auditor and other audit agencies, identifying tax issues (e.g., unrelated business income, nonresident alien tax compliance and fringe benefit reporting) ensuring compliance, and proper reporting.

Audit & Tax is a department in the area of Financial Operations under the division of Business and Financial Affairs.

Department service areas

Audit & Tax provides services in the areas of:


University Tax Identification Number

San Diego State University’s tax identification number is 33-0373293.

San Diego State University is exempt from federal income tax as an educational institution under section 115 of the Internal Revenue Code.

San Diego State University’s auxiliary organizations — Associated Students, Aztec Shops, The Campanile Foundation, and SDSU Research Foundation — are exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). They are separate legal entities, and each has its own tax identification number.

Department contact information

Mailing address:
Audit & Tax
Division of Business and Financial Affairs
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1620

Telephone: 619-594-3595  FAX: 619-594-6022
Mail Code: 1620
Office location: Administration Building, Room 320
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Director: Valerie Peterson

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