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Treasury Department Releases Important PPP Conformity Directive 

4/12/2021 
   The Department of the Treasury has released a long-awaited directive that will allow the California Legislature to move forward with their PPP conformity bill, AB 80.
   

CSEA Submits Letter of Support for SALT Workaround Bill 

4/5/2021 
   This week, we submitted a letter of support for SB 104 (McGuire), a bill that will help California small business owners who have been negatively impacted by TCJA’s cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions.
   

Visit the Newly Redesigned Bill Watch List Page On Our Website 

3/15/2021 
   Recently we redesigned our Bill Watch List with our end users in mind, which means that this web page is now much more intuitive, straightforward, and easy to understand.
   

IRS Guidance on Incorrect Form 1099-G for Unemployment Benefits 

3/9/2021 
   California taxpayers who get an incorrect Form 1099-G for unemployment benefits they did not receive should contact EDD to request a revised Form 1099-G showing they did not receive these benefits.
   

State Treasurer's Office Asks CSEA to Spread the Word on College Access Tax Credit Fund 

3/8/2021 
   This week, California State Treasurer Fiona Ma’s office contacted CSEA to help get the word out about the new College Access Tax Credit Fund (CATCF) program for 2021.
   

CSEA’s First Bill Review of the 2021 Legislative Session 

3/8/2021 
   Every year following the February deadline for legislators to submit new bills, CSEA staff and our Legislative Advocate, Jennifer Tannehill, review the priority bill list prepared for us by Aaron Read & Associates.
   

NAEA Political Action Committee (PAC) Hosts California Congressman Jimmy Gomez 

2/19/2021 
   As part of its ongoing advocacy at the federal level, the NAEA PAC hosted a Q&A with Los Angeles-based Congressman Jimmy Gomez, who sits on the important House Ways and Means Committee.
   

CSEA Tracking Conformity Bill in Legislature 

2/12/2021 
   On January 21, Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee Chair Autumn Burke introduced AB 281, a bill with intent language that will serve as the starting point for legislative discussions regarding California’s conformity with federal PPP laws.
   

CSEA Meets with Governor’s Office over Healthcare Mandate Penalties 

2/5/2021 
   On February 2, CSEA representatives met virtually with the Newsom administration to discuss healthcare mandate penalty relief for individuals who lost their employer-based coverage due to COVID-19.
   

EA Prompts Action on Unemployment Fraud 

2/5/2021 
   Big Valley Chapter Member Laura Strombom, EA reached out to KCRA Channel 3 about how identity theft unemployment fraud victims could be facing a huge tax problem.