About Us

Welcome to the California Society of Enrolled Agents!

The California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA) is a nonprofit professional society founded by a group of dedicated Enrolled Agents in 1976. We are a member-focused, member-governed organization devoted to improving all aspects of our members' professional lives. We center our efforts on advocacy, education, and community, in addition to promoting widespread awareness of the Enrolled Agent designation.

What is an Enrolled Agent?

  • EAs are experts in tax planning and help ensure you don’t pay too much tax or risk an audit.
  • EAs hold the highest credential the IRS grants.
  • EAs are licensed by the federal government and can represent taxpayers before the IRS.
  • EAs prepare returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts, and other tax entities.

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About Our Programs

CSEA advocates with state and federal agencies, as well as with the state legislature. Regardless of your professional designation, all tax practitioners benefit from CSEA's advocacy program, which is non-partisan and seeks to promote sound tax policy on behalf of tax practitioners as well as taxpayers.

  • We have seats on the advisory boards for Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, Department of Tax and Fee Administration (formerly BOE), and the Secretary of State. CSEA has formed close relationships with these agencies, allowing us to serve as an early-warning system for them when our members report systemic issues. Likewise, these agencies turn to CSEA for feedback on programs and planned changes.
  • We work closely with the IRS Stakeholder Liaison Office, who calls on CSEA to deliver urgent messages to our members regarding system changes and issues, in addition to providing a consistent communications channel.
  • We have a robust legislative advocacy program that protects the concerns of Enrolled Agents and ensures that your representatives know that EAs are tax professionals they can call on for policy feedback.
Many of these activities are supported through generous contributions to our Legislative Advocacy Fund .

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