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 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.
   

Guidance on FTB Identity Verification Notices 

4/30/2021 
   The recent influx of FTB 4734D and 3904 notices are not the result of any altered processes, and there has been no change in the number of notices that have gone out compared to previous years.
   

FTB Update on Unemployment Compensation Exclusion 

4/30/2021 
   FTB will be correcting accounts for specific taxpayers who filed their state return prior to the IRS’ revision to exclude unemployment compensation.
   

PPP Conformity Bill Amended 

4/19/2021 
   AB 80 was been on April 15 to a remove a provision that placed a $150,000 cap on the amount of business expenses paid for using forgiven PPP or EIDL funds that a California business can deduct.