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 

EDD Update on Debit Card Security 

7/29/2021 
   EDD continues to work with Bank of America to ensure the continuity and security of debit card services for payment of unemployment, disability, and Paid Family Leave insurance benefits.
   

Two-Thirds of Californians to Receive Golden State Stimulus Payments 

7/16/2021 
   Under the second stimulus package approved by Governor Newsom on Monday, roughly two-thirds of Californians can expect a $600 payment, thanks to the second phase of the Golden State Stimulus.
   

California Budget Trailer Bills Include Important Tax Provisions 

7/2/2021 
   On June 28, Governor Newsom and California legislators announced an agreement on a new 2021-2022 budget. Included in the agreement are a number of trailer bills that contain several major tax-related items.
   

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.
   

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.