Current Advocacy Issues

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Call to Action: Tax on Services 

5/11/2018 
   On Wednesday night, Senator Hertzberg substantially amended his tax on services bill, SB 993. What makes this latest version of tax on services so dangerous?

Changes to CDTFA Online Services Begin May 7, 2018 

5/4/2018 
   Your clients may have received an email about changes to their California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) online services account. All CDTFA online services account functions are unavailable from May 1 - May 6. Beginning May 7, sales

FTB Releases Analysis of Bills on CSEA Watch List 

4/20/2018 
   

Bills We're Watching 2018 

3/23/2018 
   While you're hard at work during tax season, the CSEA advocacy team has been hard at work as well compiling a new legislative bill watch list. The following are bills that CSEA has either submitted to the legislature a position of support, or that we

California Wildfire Victim Relief 

2/16/2018 
   Members of CSEA have been lobbying Congress to grant relief to victims of the California Wildfires similar to the relief provided to hurricane victims in the South and East. That relief was included in the...

CSEA Helps Californians Claim Their Real Estate Witholdings 

2/9/2018 
   CSEA has been partnering with the FTB regarding the forfeiture of unclaimed real estate withholding credits. In an effort to ease the process of claiming these credits...

Details Emerge About Operation of New OTA 

1/26/2018 
   On January 1 the newly formed Office of Tax Appeals started hearing appeals and released information about how it will conduct business moving forward. Primarily, on January 22 and 23 the department heard its first cases, the agendas of which can...

New FTB Notice May Alarm Clients 

1/19/2018 
   Recently, Members have been reporting that their clients have received a notice from the FTB regarding itemized deductions for medical expenses, charitable contributions, employee business, and/or miscellaneous expenses...

Jim Stern Legislative Day Yields Great Response! 

1/8/2018 
   CSEA Members found that the Enrolled Agent profession is gaining notoriety and respect at the Capitol during the annual advocacy event. Legislators were happy...

CSEA Testifies on Taxpayer's Rights at FTB 

12/7/2017 
   At this year’s FTB Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing (TBRH), CSEA will be presented a number of new issues. The purpose of the hearing is to...