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Legislative Platform

CSEA’s Legislative Platform is established by its Board-approved position statements that address a myriad of tax administration issues currently as follows:

  1. The California Society of Enrolled Agents, consistent with the Mission Statement of the Society, will strive to protect and enhance the interests of those Enrolled Agents engaged in providing fundamental and professional tax basis accounting services.
  1. The California Society of Enrolled Agents supports legislation and regulation that promotes fair and effective tax policy which reduces taxpayer burden and opposes legislation or regulation which would inhibit or limit fair and effective tax policy and increase tax payer burden.
  1. The California Society of Enrolled Agents opposes sales/use taxes on personal services.
  1. The California Society of Enrolled Agents opposes personal income tax withholding on independent contractors.
  1. The California Society of Enrolled Agents believes that California law and California Tax & Enforcement agencies ought to  conform to Federal law as it relates to income tax, payroll tax, and the definition of employee vs. independent contractor status.
  1. The California Society of Enrolled Agents supports the concept of consolidation of the Board of Equalization and the Franchise Tax Board provided all of the privileges and rights afforded to all practitioners governed by Circular 230 remain in effect.
  1. The California Society of Enrolled Agents supports the concept of consolidated collection of delinquent California tax liabilities owed to the Franchise Tax Board, Board of Equalization and the Employment Development Department under the coordination of the Franchise Tax Board.
  1. The California Society of Enrolled Agents supports amnesty for California Taxpayers to come in to compliance with any California Code.
  1. The California Society of Enrolled Agents opposes any retroactive tax increases
  1. The California Society of Enrolled Agents supports legislation or regulation which enhances the ability of professional associations to serve the interests of their members and opposes legislation and regulation which would inhibit or limit their abilities to serve the interests of their members.
  1. The California Society of Enrolled Agents opposes tax agencies collecting any information other than tax information.

Revised by the Board of Directors July 19, 2015