CSTC Education - Excellence in Action


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.

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!     

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Improving the tax industry, one professional at a time 

CSTC has been serving the needs of tax professionals since 1966 and is one of the few organizations that welcomes all tax professionals as members. Our mission is to advance professionalism within the tax industry and we do so by focusing on three core objectives:

  • Providing quality education
  • Creating networking opportunities
  • Advocating professional standards

Our goal is for all tax professionals to thrive in the industry.


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.

The Power of Information Sharing 

CSTC members care enough to share, making a membership an invaluable investment. This sharing attitude means the answer to a complex situation is often just a phone call or email away to another member. A benefit available exclusively to members, CSTC's online member directory allows you to search for members by area of expertise, a particular region, or by name. It is assuring to know that CSTC and its members are there for you. 

ACA Information Center for Tax Pros

For the latest information on the Affordable Care Act, including best practices for Form 1095-A reporting, be sure to visit the ACA Information Center for Tax Professionals

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If excelling as a tax professional is one of your goals, then CSTC membership should be included in your plans. Great education, access to knowledgeable professionals, and career changing possibilities are waiting for you at CSTC.  

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Find a Local Chapter

Each of our 15 California chapters has monthly meetings in their area providing valuable education credits on timely topics, dinner & networking opportunities.

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The Importance of a Qualified Tax Preparer

If you pay to have your tax return prepared in California, your preparer must be properly registered or licensed. There are several sources of information to help you know if your tax preparer is properly registered or licensed. We encourage you to search for your preparer.

The Reporter

Get the latest news in the CSTC Newsletter, The Reporter

Central Valley Annual Updates

December 20, 2016
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Elks Lodge
645 Charity Way
Modesto, CA 95356

Federal and State Updates

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Running Start 2017 - San Diego Chapter

January 05, 2017
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Handlery Hotel - San Diego Chapter
950 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108

A comprehensive, one-day, primer for the 2016 tax year filing season

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Running Start 2017 - East San Diego County Chapter

January 06, 2017
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Sycuan Resort
3007 Dehesa Road
El Cajon, CA 92019

A comprehensive, one-day, primer for the 2016 tax year filing season

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Running Start 2017 - North San Diego County Chapter

January 07, 2017
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025

A comprehensive, one-day, primer for the 2016 tax year filing season

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The TaxBook & Ethics

January 24, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Elks Lodge
645 Charity Way
Modesto, CA 95356

Discusssion on using the TaxBook & Ethics of our business

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