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):

leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/

California Advocacy Articles 

FTB Update on AB 80 

5/28/2021 
   FTB added some information to its website today regarding AB 80 and forgiven loans, addressing income exclusion and business expense deductions.
   

CDTFA New Sales and Use Tax Rates 

5/28/2021 
   A number of tax rate changes will be implemented in various cities and counties throughout the state starting July 1.
   

EDD Guidance on New ID.me Identity Verification 

5/24/2021 
   Californians filing a new claim through UI Online must prove identity through ID.me. EDD has produced another AskEDDy video to help claimants get through the ID.me validation process more smoothly.
   

FTB 2020 Tax Return Changes 

5/10/2021 
   Two important updates affecting the 2020 filing season have been posted to FTB’s website regarding Advance Child Tax Credit Payments, and In-Home Support Services and CalEITC.
   

Governor Newsom Signs Paycheck Protection Program Conformity Bill 

5/4/2021 
   Governor Newsom has signed AB 80, bringing California into partial conformity with federal law.