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NAEA Political Action Committee (PAC) Hosts California Congressman Jimmy Gomez 

   As part of its ongoing advocacy at the federal level, the NAEA PAC hosted a Q&A with Los Angeles-based Congressman Jimmy Gomez, who sits on the important House Ways and Means Committee.

CSEA Tracking Conformity Bill in Legislature 

   On January 21, Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee Chair Autumn Burke introduced AB 281, a bill with intent language that will serve as the starting point for legislative discussions regarding California’s conformity with federal PPP laws.

CSEA Meets with Governor’s Office over Healthcare Mandate Penalties 

   On February 2, CSEA representatives met virtually with the Newsom administration to discuss healthcare mandate penalty relief for individuals who lost their employer-based coverage due to COVID-19.

EA Prompts Action on Unemployment Fraud 

   Big Valley Chapter Member Laura Strombom, EA reached out to KCRA Channel 3 about how identity theft unemployment fraud victims could be facing a huge tax problem.

CSEA Gains Important Victory Despite Tumultuous 2020 Legislative Session 

   On Tuesday night, the California Legislature adjourned for the year after a tumultuous 2020 legislative session. While CSEA business in the Capitol was far from usual this year both from a tax policy and an EA advocacy perspective...

June 5, Legislative Update 

   Last Friday, the Senate passed two budget proposals that CSEA had been monitoring due to their important tax implications...

2020 Legislative Session Bill Review 

   The deadline to introduce new bills for consideration during the 2020 legislation session was February 21...

It’s Not Too Late to Help Your Clients Avoid the CA Healthcare Penalty 

   Health insurance may not be something you normally discuss with your clients at tax time, but it should be, now that the state...

New Special Enrollment Period 

   CSEA has been working to raise awareness of the state penalty for failure to have healthcare, which will impact uninsured taxpayers when they file their 2020 state tax returns. Over the past months, we shared concerns...

Do You Have Questions About AB 5? 

   EAs have been trying to make sense of the many confusing circumstances that Dyanmex and AB 5 have created for California taxpayers...