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 Adds Pass-Through Entity Elective Tax FAQs 

   This week FTB added a new web page, Help with Pass-Through Entity Elective Tax, with FAQs in several topic areas.

Main Street Small Business Tax Credit II Provides COVID Financial Relief 

   On November 1, CDTFA will begin accepting applications for the Main Street Small Business Tax Credit II through its online reservation system. Credit reservations will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

EDD Unemployment Benefit Update 

   EDD automatically transferred approximately 340,000 claimants on Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), which expired on September 4, to the Federal-State Extended Duration (FED-ED) extension that remained in effect until September 11.

EDD Waiting Week for Unemployment Benefits Waived in Case of Disaster 

   Generally, there is a non-payable one-week waiting period for individuals obtaining UI. However, Governor-declared emergencies waive the waiting period for regular UI benefit payments to eligible individuals affected by current disasters.

FTB's Top 500 Past Due Balances 

   FTB is required by law to publish twice a year a list of the 500 largest tax delinquencies in excess of $100,000.