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):

leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/

California Advocacy Articles and Updates 

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

7/29/2022 
   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 

7/8/2022 
   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.
   

FTB Alert - PTE Elective Tax E-Pay Requirement 

4/8/2022 
   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 

1/21/2022 
   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 

12/29/2021 
   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.