Welcome to the California Society of Tax Consultants, CSTC

The California Society of Tax Consultants, CSTC is a non-profit association dedicated to using its resources for the benefit of members and the public that they serve. CSTC is all about educating and keeping members up to date so that they excel as tax professionals.

If you are a tax professional and excelling as a tax professional is one of your goals, then CSTC membership should be included in your plans. For 50 years, CSTC has offered great education, access to knowledgeable professionals, and career-changing possibilities. As a CTEC, IRS and CPA approved provider, CSTC educational programming is offered through local chapter meetings, live seminars and online course offerings, making CSTC an essential resource for CPAs, Enrolled Agents, California Registered Tax Preparers, bookkeepers and more. We will also keep you updated with updates and news from the IRS and others. Each of our 15 California chapters has monthly meetings in their area providing valuable education credits on timely topics, dinner & networking opportunities. Click here for the chapter list.

Whether you are entering the tax profession or a highly experienced tax practitioner, we are here to meet your professional needs. We have multiple opportunities available for you right now!

If you are looking to become a tax preparer, please click here for information.

If you are looking for a tax preparer or consultant, please click here.

For information regarding tax professional credentials, qualifications, testing and renewal requirements, fees, and renewal information, please click here.

Why Every Tax Professional Needs a Security Plan

This YouTube video explains the importance for all tax professionals of having and adhering to a data security plan.

CSTC is the California Affiliated State Organization of the National Society of Accountants

The National Society of Accountants (NSA) and its state affiliates represent independent practitioners who provide accounting, tax, auditing, financial and estate planning, and management services to 19 million individuals and businesses. Most members are sole practitioners or partners in small- to medium-size accounting firms.

NSA provides constructive feedback on laws and regulations at the federal and state level, working closely with the Internal Revenue Service on a range of issues. NSA state affiliates across the nation constitute a powerful professional network to reach state policymakers nationwide.

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CSTC is pleased to include the VeriFyle ProTM premium secure online document and message sharing service at no cost to CSTC members. The CSTC / VeriFyle partnership provides members with a secure way to share documents and messages with clients, colleagues, employees and other business associates.

VeriFyle is meant to replace other less secure technologies (like email and cloud sharing services like Dropbox) for the purpose of sharing important or sensitive information. To get started and to learn more about this great free CSTC member benefit, visit the CSTC VeriFyle login/sign-up page now.  CSTC is pleased to include the VeriFyle ProTM premium secure online document and message sharing service at no cost to CSTC members. The CSTC / VeriFyle partnership provides members with a secure way to share documents and messages with clients, colleagues, employees and other business associates. VeriFyle is meant to replace other less secure technologies (such as email and cloud-sharing services) for the purpose of sharing important or sensitive information. To get started and to learn more about this great free CSTC member benefit, visit the CSTC VeriFyle login/sign-up page now:

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