CSEA is Your Voice in California
CSEA advocates for the rights of both Enrolled Agents and taxpayers before all state and legislative and regulatory agencies. With a seat on each of the following state tax agency advisory boards, CSEA is constantly advocating for sound tax policy for California Enrolled Agents. We represent members before the:
- Franchise Tax Board (FTB)
- Board of Equalization (BOE)
- Office of Tax Appeals (OTA)
- California Department of Tax & Fee Administration (CDTFA)
- Employment Development Department's (EDD) Small Business Employee Advisory Council (SBEAC)
- Secretary of State (SOS)
This, along with our close relationship with each of one these agencies, gives CSEA members an effective outlet to voice your concerns on the tax topics that matter to you. Find out more information about the state agencies and CSEA's involvement below.
Advocacy at the grassroots level requires member support. Your TAC provides the foundation, the materials, and the message but we need members to deliver the message. Check out our Grassroots Effective Advocacy Guide.
It is important to have district visits with legislators to reinforce the importance of the Enrolled Agent credential, forge relationships that promote Enrolled Agents as a resource in taxes, and to increase awareness and garner support for issues that uphold fair administration of tax law. In addition, you will be establishing yourself as a tax resource for your legislator and his constituents. Bring those business cards to those district visits!
The decline in membership and participation has left many chapters without a legislative affairs (tax advocacy) committee. CSEA is reaching out to chapters to determine how best we can assist the chapters with this very important function. If you are interested in helping your chapter with legislative affairs (tax advocacy) please contact email@example.com for additional information.