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, gives 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 and Updates 

FTB Alert - Disaster Relief Does Not Automatically Allow Skipped Installment Agreement Payments 

   We know that IRS provides relief from installment agreement payments on past due balances during disaster relief periods. This is not true for FTB.

FTB 2022 Filing Season Tax Tips 

   As filing season opens, FTB is reminding taxpayers about AB 194, which gives FTB authority to grant California individual taxpayers a one-time penalty abatement.

FTB Tax Relief for Californians Impacted by Winter 2023 Storms 

   Californians impacted by the recent winter storms are now eligible to claim a deduction for a disaster loss and will have more time to file their taxes.

Apply Now for 2022-2023 California Competes Tax Credits and Grants 

   Applications are now being accepted for the California Competes Tax Credit and Grant Program, with $85 million in tax credits and $120 million in grants available this application period.

FTB to Administer California’s Middle Class Tax Refund 

   FTB announced today that it will administer the Middle Class Tax Refund, to provide qualified state personal income tax filers with a one-time payment.