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, give 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.

Links to State Legislature

Official California Legislative Information Websites (Schedule bills current law publications and more):


California Advocacy Articles 

EDD Noncompliance Penalties Reminder 

   Beginning January 1, 2019, noncompliance penalties will be charged on certain forms and payments submitted by paper.

CDTFA Planning to Move Ahead with Wayfair Implementation 

   In an informational meeting held last Wednesday, October 24, CDTFA made clear its plan to move forward with the implementation of the Wayfair v. South Dakota Supreme Court decision without input from the California Legislature.

FTB November 2018 Tax News 

   FTB's monthly Tax News helps you stay up-to-date on important issues that affect your tax practice.

Cannabis Business Tax Information 

   Visit the California Tax Service Center for cannabis business tax information.

CSEA 2018 End of Year Bill Update 

   The 2018 legislative calendar is over and the Governor has finished signing bills. CSEA had some notable advocacy victories this year.