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 

FTB Alert - PTE Elective Tax E-Pay Requirement 

   S corporations and limited liability companies classified as S corporations, whose total tax liability (including any Assembly Bill 150 PTE elective tax) exceeds $80,000, must make all future payments electronically.

EAs Discuss SALT Tax Workaround and Conformity at 2022 Stern-Mulak Advocacy Week 

   CSEA has successfully completed another Stern/Mulak Advocacy Week, which took place in lieu of the typical Legislative Day held at the State Capitol.

FTB FAQs for Pass-Through Entity (PTE) Elective Tax 

   FTB has revised its PTE elective tax FAQs to clarify that a trust included in the definition of “taxpayer” under RTC § 17004, is a qualified taxpayer eligible for the PTE credit.

FTB Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information Updated 

   FTB has corrected an error on its PPP loan forgiveness page, and has also updated its PPP FAQs.

FTB's Top 500 Past Due Balances 

   FTB recently published a list of the 500 largest tax delinquencies in excess of $100,000, including individuals and businesses.