GGSEA is a professional organization of Enrolled Agents in California, affiliated with the California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA) & the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA).

Simply JOIN CSEA and your membership to GGSEA will be included! It is like having two organizations for the price of one!

Start CONNECTING with Tax Experts not just here in the Bay Area but throughout California! It is handy to know an expert in a specific field of taxation. No two tax situations are the same; being connected to a network of Enrolled Agents is a great way of getting specific questions answered quickly and reliably. You can even attend GGSEA tEAm Meetings or GGSEA Monthly Society meetings (which includes an education CPE).

BE THE EXPERT you’re meant to be! Nothing beats the feeling of having the Tax knowledge to show your Tax Client that you’re the right person for the job. As Tax Experts of the United State, we need to be armed with up to date information in the field of taxation and best way to get all the information is by taking Continuing Education courses, representation workshops, Monthly CPE and Annual Super Seminars with GGSEA and CSEA.


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IRS Orders Immediate Stop to New Employee Retention Credit (ERC) Processing

IRS has stopped new Employee Retention Credit processing amid a surge of questionable claims, concerns from tax pros, and aggressive marketing to ineligible applicants.

Help Wanted - Experienced EA - San Mateo

Seeking an experienced (or not so experienced) EA to help owner with complex individual and extremely small business returns.

Help Wanted - Year-Round, Part-Time Enrolled Agent or Licensed Tax Preparer - Fremont

Fremont, CA firm looking for tax preparer with minimum 5 years’ experience preparing complex individual, business, trust and non-profit income tax returns.

Help Wanted - Experienced Tax Preparer - Folsom

If you’re seeking to become a part of a rapidly expanding CPA firm deeply rooted in the community, we’d love to hear from you.

IRS Launches Paperless Processing Initiative

This week, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced the launch of the Paperless Processing Initiative. By filing season 2024, taxpayers will be able to digitally submit all correspondence, non-tax forms, and notice responses to IRS.

Home Energy Audits May Qualify for the Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit

This week, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced the launch of the Paperless Processing Initiative. By filing season 2024, taxpayers will be able to digitally submit all correspondence, non-tax forms, and notice responses to IRS.

IRS Ends Most Unannounced Revenue Officer Visits

In order to reduce public confusion, IRS is ending most unannounced visits to taxpayers by revenue officers. The growth in scam artists posing as IRS agents and appearing at taxpayers’ doors has increased confusion for taxpayers.

The Value of Checking FTB Wait Times

One of the useful tools on the FTB website is the Wait Times page. This page includes a lot of information that can help manage your clients’ expectations or help you plan when to contact FTB.

Help Wanted - Enrolled Agent - Sherman Oaks

We seek a highly motivated candidate looking to work as a team player in a fast-paced environment with the opportunity to manage a growing list of clients.

Help Wanted - FT In-House Bookkeeper and Tax Preparer - San Diego

San Diego Tax & Accounting office is looking for an experienced BK & seasonal TP. Minimum 5 years of experience. Must have active CTEC, EA or CPA license.

The Long and Winding Road of Advocacy

Read how 2019-2020 CSEA President and long-time legislative affairs enthusiast Joyce Cheng, EA helped to implement longer holding period for EDD bank levies.

Position Wanted - Enrolled Agent - Working From Home

CSEA Member (EA) seeks WFH year-round bookkeeping work and tax preparation for business tax returns on a contract basis. 10+ years of experience on QuickBooks (both Desktop and Online) and Lacerte.

Help Wanted - Experienced Tax Preparer - Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa CPA firm is looking for an experienced CPA or EA to join our team. Position for tax preparer with Lacerte and QuickBooks experience preferred.

IRS Moves Forward with Free Direct File Program

IRS is taking steps to begin a pilot project for the 2024 filing season of a free IRS-run electronic filing system, also known as Direct File.

Position Wanted - Tax Professional - Working From Home

CSEA Member (EA) seeking WFH tax work on a contract basis. Six years’ experience preparing individual, 1065 & 1120-S returns using TaxAct Professional, ProSystem FX Tax, TurboTax, and Lacerte.

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.

Apply for CSEA Scholarships by June 30, 2018

CSEA Education Foundation scholarships are awarded three times each year, and the next application deadline is June 30, 2018.

Cybersecurity and Your Safety

Artificial intelligence may be the latest hot topic, but when it comes to your cybersecurity, scammers and social engineers still account for most nefarious intrusions into virtual spaces.

Help Wanted - Experienced Tax Preparer - Fresno or Riverdale

Accounting and tax firm is looking for an experienced tax preparer for long-term employment. Knowledge of Lacerte and QuickBooks required, EA licensed preferred.

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.

Progress Update on IRS Strategic Plan and Goals

The IRS Progress Update for Fiscal Year 2022 is now available, with a review of IRS’s accomplishments in each of its goals areas.

National Taxpayer Advocate’s 2023 Legislative Recommendations

The 2023 Purple Book, which is presented as part of the National Taxpayer Advocate’s annual report to Congress, is a compilation of 65 legislative recommendations to strengthen taxpayer rights and improve tax administration.

Advise Your Clients to Check Their Tax Withholding

IRS is reminding taxpayers to use the Tax Withholding Estimator to adjust their 2023 withholding so that they don’t have too much or too little tax withheld.

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.

2023 Passenger Vehicle Depreciation Limits

Revenue Procedure 2023-14 provides tables of limitations on depreciation deductions for owners of passenger automobiles, trucks and vans placed in service in 2023.

Help Wanted - Tax Preparer - San Juan Capistrano

Fast-growing CPA office in San Juan Capistrano is looking for an experienced tax preparer. Compensation will be based on experience. 2-3 years of recent experience preparing individual and business tax returns.

Complimentary Members-Only Event - January 11, 2023

The Leadership Development Committee is presenting its second time management webinar: Setting Yourself Up for Success in 2023. Please join us for this Members-only live webinar next Wednesday, January 11, from 2:00 pm - 4 pm, Pacific.

Help Wanted - Tax Preparer - Thousand Oaks

Tax accountants are looking for an individual to help prepare tax returns for the upcoming tax season. We use Lacerte software to prepare the returns. This would be part-time or full-time from February through April 18th.

Practice for Sale - Albany, CA

Excellent opportunity! EA practice based in Albany, CA. Clients like remote interviews. Available now!

Help Wanted - Tax Senior Associate - Los Altos

Boutique Silicon Valley firm seeks a senior tax associate part-time for TY 2022. Ideal buy-out opportunity in 2-3 years for the right candidate. 4+ years of experience in 1040 and 1041 returns. EA or CPA only.

Help Wanted - Tax Preparer - Fullerton

We are looking for someone with at least two years of proven work experience preparing taxes. Must be able to prepare individual, business and trust returns. Be able to prepare concise open item lists. QuickBooks and CCH Axcess Tax preferred.

Help Wanted - Tax Managers - San Jose

We are seeking individuals with five plus years of experience. Knowledgeable in federal and California taxation of individuals, partnership, corporations, and trusts. Must hold a valid EA or CPA license.

Help Wanted - Tax Senior Associates - San Jose

We are seeking individuals with three years of California tax experience with individual, corporate, and partnership tax returns. Must hold a valid EA license or be working towards becoming an EA.

Help Wanted - Tax Preparer - Santa Maria

Seeking assistance for 2022 year tax preparation. Part-time and remote services will be considered. Need experience in the preparation of business entity tax returns, and also in the preparation of tax returns for trusts.

Practice for Sale - Escondido

North San Diego County CPA desires to sell about 100 Form 1040 clients. Average fee around $450.

Practice for Sale - San Jose

Looking to sell small tax business in San Jose. Asking $65K. We have about 150 long-term clients, both individual and corporate, as well as some international clients. We use Lacerte. Approximately half of our clients are in the Bay Area.

Help Wanted - Tax Preparer - Remote

Our firm prepares taxes for Americans all over the world. We are seeking a tax preparer to work remotely as an independent contractor. The ideal candidate is a CPA, EA, or a candidate with at least 1 year of experience preparing US tax returns.

Renew Your PTIN Now for 2023

IRS is now processing PTIN applications and renewals for 2023. Preparers must renew or register for their PTIN by December 31. The fee to apply for or renew 2023 PTINs is $30.75.

Help Wanted - Bookkeeper/Accountant - Thousand Oaks

We are seeking an individual with strong bookkeeping skills and a background in business accounting. Knowledge of Lacerte and QuickBooks is expected, and tax knowledge with individual, business and fiduciary returns and payroll is a plus.

Help Wanted - Tax Professional - Los Banos, CA

O. Ray Sheets Accountancy, located in Los Banos, is seeking a tax professional with a minimum of five years of experience in preparing individual, corporate, partnership and fiduciary income tax returns.

Help Wanted - Senior Tax Professional - Irvine/Orange County, CA

We are looking to hire a Senior Tax Professional (part-time and full-time positions). Flexible schedule - pick your own hours, set your own schedule. NO OVERTIME EVEN DURING THE BUSY SEASON.

Improperly Forgiven Paycheck Protection Program Loans are Taxable

When a taxpayer's PPP loan is forgiven based upon misrepresentations or omissions, the taxpayer cannot exclude the forgiveness from income.

Help Wanted - Tax Manager - Sacramento

Sacramento CPA firm is seeking a Tax Manager for entity and individual clients. Duties include preparing complex returns, YE accounting, and financial statements; reviewing returns, accounting, and financial statements; and managing staff accountants

IRS Appeals Invites Input on Video Conference Options

The IRS Independent Office of Appeals welcomes input from taxpayers and tax pros on how video conference technology can best be used in an Appeals hearing.

New Electronic Fingerprinting Process for E-File Applicants

IRS will not process paper fingerprint cards postmarked after August 15. Beginning September 25, IRS will implement a new electronic fingerprinting process for e-file applicants.

New Sample Data Security Plan for Tax Pros with Smaller Practices

IRS has released a sample data security plan designed to help tax pros, especially those with smaller practices, protect their data and information.

Practice for Sale - Concord

Practice for sale in Concord, CA. Asking $165,000. Approximately 480 individual returns and 28 trust returns. We use the Lacerte tax program.

Help Wanted - Tax Preparer Associate - La Mesa

We are seeking a tax preparer associate for part-time season work in our La Mesa Office. Unique self-employment opportunity. Practice spin-off.

Help Wanted - Tax Preparer - Westlake Village

We are an online tax firm that does not meet clients face to face. All client interactions take place telephonically. We need a tax preparer with two years of experience or more. BA degree in finance or accounting is preferred. CTEC and valid PTIN.

Tell Your Clients About Identity Protection PINs

IRS is encouraging tax pros to inform their clients about the Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program in order to help protect them against tax-related identity theft. IP PINs are now available to anyone who can verify their identity.

Estate Tax Portability Election Relief

Revenue Procedure 2022-32 provides a simplified method for estates to obtain an extension of time to file a return on or before the fifth anniversary of the decedent's death to elect portability of the deceased spousal unused exclusion amount.

New IRS Five-Year Strategic Plan

IRS's 2022-2026 Strategic Plan serves as a roadmap to guide its programs and operations and meet the needs of taxpayers and the tax community.

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.

Large Practice for Sale - Santa Clarita

Large tax office in Santa Clarita is for sale. We prepare about 3,000 tax returns, including various levels of individual returns such as schedule C's, rental properties, investors, etc., and about 500 trust returns, C corps and partnership returns.

Want to Buy a Practice - Encino

I'm interested in buying a tax practice. I'm an EA and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) located in Encino, in practice for 34+ years. My current practice consists of tax, bookkeeping, payroll and tax resolution. Well qualified, lots of tax knowledge.

Help Wanted - Experienced CPA or EA - Palo Alto

We are a full-service tax/accounting firm focused on small business and individual taxes, established in 1982 in Palo Alto. We specialize in helping clients deal with life-changing events such as starting a business and buying/selling real estate.

Changes to the E-file Application Fingerprinting Process

Beginning September 25, IRS will implement a new electronic fingerprinting process for e-file applicants. Individuals will be required to use the IRS authorized vendor for fingerprinting.

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.

Help Wanted - Experienced EA - Simi Valley

Seeking an outgoing and experienced EA to take over the clientele of a retiring team member. Busy office. Must be able to prepare individual, trust, partnership and corporate tax returns. Competitive pay, Simple IRA, health insurance available.

Practice for Sale - Las Vegas, NV

EA practice for sale with an annual income of $140,327. 2021 reports: 176 1040s; 27 1120s; four 1041s and two 990s. There are plenty of people on extension. We also had a home office, but our house burned - total loss. I’m going to retire.

Help Wanted - Tax Preparer or EA - San Bernardino

Established local accounting and tax firm is seeking an experienced tax preparer or EA. Prepare individual, estate (trust), and corp and partnership returns. Competitive pay and benefits.

Help Wanted - Senior Tax Preparer - Pleasant Hill

Seeking a senior tax preparer with 6+ years of tax preparation experience. Looking for help in reviewing tax returns, both individual and business. Growth opportunity and succession planning in this position.

Help Wanted - Tax Resolution Case Manager - CPA, EA or Attorney - Carlsbad

Growing tax firm currently accepting applications for FT EA, CPA or Attorney. Salary from $55K/year. Responsibilities include the representation of tax clients with the IRS and possibly the preparation of taxes. Working knowledge of IRS collections.

Guidance on Revised FTC Safeguards Rule

The FTC revised its Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information, also known as the Safeguards Rule, in December 2021. The Rule requires covered financial institutions to develop, implement, and maintain an information security program with safegu

IRS Updates “Where’s My Refund?” Tool

IRS's "Where’s My Refund?" online tool has been enhanced to allow taxpayers to check the status of their current tax year plus two previous years' refunds.

IRS Seeks Recommendations for 2023 Priority Guidance Plan

IRS invites taxpayers and practitioners to submit recommendations for possible inclusion in the 2022-2023 Priority Guidance Plan by June 3.

NAEA Testifies Against Enrolled Agent User Fee Increases

NAEA testified against proposed increases to Enrolled Agent user fees during a May 11 hearing, which was held via teleconference before the IRS and the Treasury.

Help Wanted - Tax Preparer or EA - Novato

Novato CPA firm is seeking a tax preparer / EA. Experienced or newly licensed EA will be considered. Full-time or part-time, year-round positions are available. This is an on-site, non-remote position.

Help Wanted - Enrolled Agent - San Mateo

Seeking ambitious EA to help semi-retired old guy owner prepare individual, estate (trust), and extremely small S corp and partnership returns. We use ATX software and prepare about 900 tax returns a year.

Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council Accepting Applications

IRS is accepting applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) through June 3. Members are appointed to three-year terms beginning in January 2023.

Member Alert - Beware of Phishing Emails

Some of our Members have reported receiving suspicious emails requesting help with tax preparation, late or missing tax payments, and more.

Updated Offer in Compromise Form 656 Booklet

Tax professionals submitting Offers in Compromise (OICs) to IRS must use the most current year version of the Form 656-B, Offer in Compromise Booklet in order to avoid processing issues.

Help Wanted - Tax Preparer or EA - San Francisco

San Francisco tax firm is looking for a tax preparer / EA to start ASAP. Qualified applicant will be familiar with Lacerte and be proficient in individual, partnership, corporate and fiduciary tax returns. Good people skills are critical.

Help Wanted - Enrolled Agent - San Francisco Area

Kugelman Law is a growing San Francisco-based tax and cryptocurrency law firm looking for an enthusiastic and bright Enrolled Agent to help accelerate the firm’s expansion throughout California.

Help Wanted - Tax Preparer and Bookkeeping - San Jose

Seeking a newly licensed EA with some experience in individual and business tax preparation or bookkeeping. Must have good writing skills and the ability to speak clearly.

FTB Alert - PTE Elective Tax E-Pay Requirement

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.

Help Wanted - Faculty Member in Accounting - San Joaquin Delta Community College - Stockton

San Joaquin Delta Community College is seeking a Full-Time Tenure Track faculty member in Accounting. Courses include Federal and California Income Tax, Payroll Accounting, Small Business Accounting, and QuickBooks.

2022 Passenger Vehicle Depreciation Limits

Revenue Procedure 2022-17 provides tables of limitations on depreciation deductions for owners of passenger automobiles, trucks and vans placed in service in 2022.

Deferred Payments for COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Borrowers

The SBA announced this week that it will provide an additional deferment of principal and interest payments for existing COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program borrowers

IRS Suspends Mailing of Additional Letters

IRS has suspended more than a dozen automated taxpayer letters, including collection due notices, balance due notices, and unfiled tax return notices, until its backlog of returns is worked through.

IRS Moves Away from Facial Recognition Verification

ue to concerns over privacy and data security as well as pressure from Congress, IRS will transition away from, a third-party facial recognition service used to authenticate people creating new online accounts.

IRS Updates Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Advance CTC Payments FAQs

IRS has released a CTC and Advance CTC Payments Fact Sheet with newly updated FAQs to assist taxpayers and tax pros with preparing 2021 federal tax returns.

United States Tax Court Update

After assessing public health and other factors related to COVID cases, the U.S. Tax Court has determined that it is not appropriate to conduct in-person proceedings through February 25.

Revised 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit FAQ on Tracing Payments

IRS has revised its 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit FAQs Fact Sheet to include updated information on tracing payments.

Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) Open on Some Saturdays

IRS has announced special Saturday hours at many TACs across the country. Select TACs will be open from 9 am to 4 pm on February 12, March 12, April 9 and May 14.

Office Space Available - Anaheim Hills

For lease, a furnished private office of 132 square feet in a professional suite of 2,400 square feet. Located on La Palma and Lakeview in Anaheim Hills.

EAs Discuss SALT Tax Workaround and Conformity at 2022 Stern-Mulak Advocacy Week

CSEA has successfully completed another Stern/Mulak Advocacy Week, which took place in lieu of the typical Legislative Day held at the State Capitol.

Watch for IRS Letters Coming in January 2022

In January, IRS is sending Advance Child Tax Credit Letter 6419 and Third Economic Impact Payment Letter 6475.

National Taxpayer Advocate Identifies Most Serious Problems of 2021

National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins calls 2021 “the most challenging year taxpayers and tax professionals have ever experienced.”

Tax Season Opens on January 24

IRS will begin accepting and processing individual 2021 tax year returns on Monday, January 24. The filing deadline to submit 2021 tax returns or an extension to file and pay tax owed is Monday, April 18, for most taxpayers.

2021 Recovery Rebate Credit FAQs

Individuals who did not qualify for, or did not receive, the full amount of the third Economic Impact Payment (EIP) may be eligible to claim the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit.

Updated 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit FAQs

IRS’s updated FAQs for the 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit help families claim the credit when they file their 2021 tax return. This extensive update includes multiple streamlined questions for use by taxpayers and tax pros.

Tax and Bookkeeping Practice for Sale - Sonora

Tax and bookkeeping practice for sale in the Sierra Foothills (Sonora). 25+ years in business. Over 500 tax returns. $400,000+ gross receipts. Highly profitable with opportunity for growth. Price negotiable to the right buyer.

Deferred Social Security Tax Payments Due Soon

As part of the COVID relief measures during 2020, employers and self-employed people could choose to delay paying the employer’s share of their eligible Social Security tax liability. Half of that deferral is due on January 3, 2022.

Standard Mileage Rates for 2022

IRS has provided the 2022 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating a car (or van, pickup or panel truck) for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

Reporting Nonemployee Compensation and Backup Withholding

Businesses, payroll professionals and other payers shouold use Form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensation, to report nonemployee compensation of $600 or more paid to a payee. Generally, payers must file Form 1099-NEC by Monday, January 31 for tax year 2

FTB FAQs for Pass-Through Entity (PTE) Elective Tax

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.

IRS Information Letters

IRS will begin sending Letter 6419, 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) in late December, and Letter 6475, Your Third Economic Impact Payment (EIP) in late January.

Revised FAQs for 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit

Individuals who didn't get the full first and second Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) may be eligible to claim the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit.


Enrolled Agents are America’s Tax Experts. We are federally-licensed tax practitioners who specialize in tax preparation and have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. If you get a letter from the IRS, or worse, are audited or are the target of a collection action, your EA can speak directly to the IRS on your behalf.

Enrolled Agents are trained in a wide variety of tax situations, both common and unusual. With tax laws changing yearly, it’s more critical than ever to consult with a qualified tax specialist on your tax and financial strategy. The Enrolled Agent license is the highest credential the IRS issues. Be confident about your tax return – use an Enrolled Agent.

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WINNER! Norman M. Golden, EA - "EA of the Year"

At the recent California Society of Enrolled Agents Grand Banquet awards and installation dinner, GGSEA member, Norman Golden, EA, was named "EA of the Year"!
Norman is a Past President of GGSEA, Past President of CSEA, and this is his SECOND time winning "EA of the Year"!
Congrats Norm!


Golden Gate’s monthly membership dinner meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of the month. No member meeting is held in April due to tax season deadlines.

Registration/Hospitality generally begins at 6:00 PM.
Dinner Service at 6:45 and the Education Program at 7:30,
Timing of individual meetings, however, may differ slightly due to increased CE hours or additional agenda items such as membership voting.

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Be sure to register early to avoid a late charge.

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