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):


California Advocacy Articles 

Call to Action: Tax on Services 

   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 

   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

Bills We're Watching 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

Details Emerge About Operation of New OTA 

   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...

Jim Stern Legislative Day Yields Great Response! 

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