Current Advocacy Issues

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It’s Not Too Late to Help Your Clients Avoid the CA Healthcare Penalty 

3/6/2020 
   Health insurance may not be something you normally discuss with your clients at tax time, but it should be, now that the state...
   

2020 Legislative Session Bill Review 

3/6/2020 
   The deadline to introduce new bills for consideration during the 2020 legislation session was February 21...
   

New Special Enrollment Period 

2/21/2020 
   CSEA has been working to raise awareness of the state penalty for failure to have healthcare, which will impact uninsured taxpayers when they file their 2020 state tax returns. Over the past months, we shared concerns...
   

Do You Have Questions About AB 5? 

2/14/2020 
   EAs have been trying to make sense of the many confusing circumstances that Dyanmex and AB 5 have created for California taxpayers...
   

CSEA Opposes AB 1140 

2/7/2020 
   Although EAs are exempt from the requirements of AB 1140, the Legislative Affairs Committee is preparing a letter of opposition to Assemblymember Mark Stone's office and the Legislature. The Legislative Affairs Committee feels that the bill adversely
   

CSEA Sends Healthcare Mandate Information to Legislature 

1/17/2020 
   During CSEA’s annual lobby day at the Capitol on January 6, CSEA Members brought up the impending healthcare mandate to inform legislators about the tax ramifications for those who don’t receive coverage. When taxpayers file their...
   

FTB Hosts Annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing December 3 

12/6/2019 
   On Tuesday, December 3, CSEA and other stakeholder groups gave their testimony at the annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearing, which accompanies FTB’s December Board meeting. CSEA brought two issues...
   

Independent Contracting - How Dynamex Impacts You and Your Clients 

10/10/2019 
   Many are aware that independent contracting laws were changed in April of 2018 when the California Supreme Court decided in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Supreme Court of Los Angeles to create a new standard for classifying...
   

CSEA Earns Huge Legislative Victory 

9/16/2019 
   CSEA is happy to report that an EA exemption to Dynamex has been amended into AB 5!
   

Always on Watch - Final Suspense File Bills 

9/16/2019 
   This year, two bills that we are tracking have been put on suspense file, which is where bills costing more than $150,000 are kept while leadership determines the bills’ costs and priority level for the majority party.