Powering Your Tax Career –
CSEA membership helps YOU get down to business!

CSEA membership shows the world you are serious about the tax profession!

By becoming a Member you will:

  • Make professional connections and extend your network
  • Broaden your knowledge base
  • Stay informed on the latest tax law changes
  • Protect your right to practice
  • Promote your expertise
  • Gain access to members-only insider information, benefits and discounts
  • Reap the benefit of CSEA's relationships with state and federal taxing agencies
  • Support the greater good. CSEA is known and respected in the state Capitol and in the executive offices of the state tax agencies for our work on your behalf as a tax professional and for our work on behalf of your clients as taxpayers.

What our members are saying...

 “My involvement in CSEA has resulted in a network of experts, in a wide variety of tax issues, who are readily accessible and willing to provide assistance whenever needed.”  – Bob W., EA  

“Professional friends are priceless as a sole practitioner.”  – Jeanette H., EA

  “It has opened my eyes to other opportunities for me to grow and challenge myself. I have increased recognition from my co-workers who are attorneys. I have formed new relationships which are both friendships and professional. I feel that I have found a professional home for myself. As a paralegal and EA I am now more solid in my professional affiliation with the EA designation.”  – Joyce C., EA 

Your Membership Options

See below for your membership options and to join online. CSEA's annual membership year spans a 12-month range beginning on July 1 and ending June 30. Dues are not prorated.

If you would like more information or help with joining, call the CSEA office during regular business hours at (800) 777-2732, or email us at

Membership in the California society is open to any Enrolled Agent who maintains their principal place of practice in California.

CRTPs, CPAs, Enrolled Agents who practice in other states, and other tax professionals may join CSEA as an Associate.

Members and Associates receive all the benefits of our established relationships with the California tax agencies and state legislature. You will receive the weekly newsletter and industry communications, enjoy access to our online Member to Member tax forum, and receive valuable discounts on education.  Voting privileges and leadership opportunities at the chapter and state level are reserved for Enrolled Agent Members.

Dues for Members and Associates

  • CSEA state dues: $250 for the membership year ending  June 30,2024  

  • Local chapter dues: $0 to $30, depending on the Chapter 

Federal Representation

CSEA is your voice with California state tax agencies and legislators, but what about the IRS and Congress?  The National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) is our national counterpart, protecting the rights of EAs in Washington, D.C. and working throughout the nation to promote the Enrolled Agent designation to the public. If you aren’t already a member of NAEA, we encourage you to join and enjoy even more professional benefits and support.  Visit the NAEA website for membership details.

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