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Chapter Mailing Address
% Steve Altabef, EA
2800 28th St., Suite 133
Santa Monica, CA

Chapter President

Jeremy Streeter, EA
Tel: (818) 654-9980  

1st VP Education

2nd VP PIA Chair
Mady Yehia, EA

Clive Edwards, EA

Steve Altabef, EA

Immediate Past President
Jennifer Coats, EA

CSEA Representative/
Past President

Robert Woodford, EA

By Laws
Ric Ross, EA

Newsletter Editor
Bill Horton, EA

Elections Chair
Bruce Miller, EA

Sonia Stodden, CPA

Dinner Chair
Ellen Tomaszewski, EA

Disaster Chair
Frank Navi, EA

Communication Chair
Past President
Lee Reams, EA

Ethics Chair
Past President

Julian Fox, EA

Welcome to the San Fernando Valley

Chapter of

The California Society of Enrolled Agents

The mission of the California Society of Enrolled Agents is to foster the professionalism, business development and personal growth of its Members, to protect the interests of the individual Members of the Society, and to enhance the awareness and role of the Enrolled Agent among members of the public, other professions and with governmental agencies.


No PTIN - No Credit...It causes a lot of difficulty when members don't include their PTIN on the CE Certificates. Starting with the January meeting the chapter will no longer chase after missing PTINs.  If you can't remeber it, put it as a contact on your phone.


The chapter is holding it's 4th annual Shred-A-Thron at the Airtel Plaza Hotel (in the parking lot behind the hotel) preceeding the May 12th dinner meeting from 4PM to 7PM. Sherdding Fee is only $2.50 per banker's box of documents. 

This service is available to Chapter Members, clients and friends.

May 12 Dinner Meeting


How to Help Taxpayers and Assist Victims of ID Theft.

Location: Airtel Plaza Hotel

                7277 Valjean

                 Van Nuys, CA

Board Meeting:  5:00 to 6:00 PM

Social: 6:00 to 6:30PM
Dinner: 6:30 to 7:00PM
CE Presenation: 7:00PM to 8:40PM

Cost: $40 members
         $45 non-members
         CAUTION: Additional $5 for members and non-members without reservations

Meal Selection: TBD 

Resevations:  E-mail Ellen at emtom@sbcglobal.net to confirm your reservation and meal choice. 

About The Speaker:  Dale Machalleck in the Current President of the Channel Islands EA chapter and is a nationally acclaimed lecturer having taught continuing professional education courses to tax professionals on individual, corporate and tax resolution matters. He began his career as a tax professional with Price Waterhouse & Co. and Arthur Andersen & Co., and later became CFO for Teledyne Marine Co. and Teledyne Continental Motors. He finished his corporate career with Johnson's Wax in their M&A and Tax Depts.

Dale then launched his own Accounting, Tax and M&A firm. He grew this into a global firm which he ran successfully before selling. He then began making acquisitions for his personal portfolio and in March 2006, he sold his last company and decided to move to California and enjoy the "good life" of beach volleyball & surfing.

After six months of retirement, he realized he wasn’t cut out to spend all his time on the beach. He decided to go back into business and founded Atlantis Financial Oracles representing clients in several different countries. His core competencies are in federal tax controversies, administrative dispute resolution and tax policy counseling, representing a broad range of clients engaged in or seeking to avoid disputes with the IRS.

In addition, he has earned designations as a Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP), Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA) Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Tax Resolution Specialist (CTRS), Enrolled Agent (EA) and has achieved status as a National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) Fellow.

June 17 One Day Seminar

June 17 One Day Seminar


Need to hone your 1041 return preparation skills.  
This is the seminar that everyone has been asking for.  

So, please join us on
June 17th 2014
And learn from an expert on the subject, Claudia Hill, EA, M.B.A.
This is the same seminar she gave for CCH   

Now more than ever practitioners are called upon to provide after-death tax services for clients. The surge in wealth in our upper-bracket clients during the last few decades has resulted in an increasing demand for estate and trust services.

The focus in this class is what to do after a client deceases. Learn living trust and after-death trust tax return basics and the accurate preparation of fiduciary income tax returns (1041).

Comprehensive, detailed examples with actual completed forms will be included in the course.

California Trust laws (probate code including the Uniform Principal and Income Act), which govern trust tax preparation, are incorporated throughout the seminar. Sometimes the income in a trust is taxed only at the trust level, sometimes only to the beneficiaries and sometimes to a combination of both.

Learn how to file correctly to avoid severe litigation risks from IRS and residual beneficiaries.

This course will guide attendees through the maze of after-death requirements including key 1041 elections and pitfalls to avoid.
You will learn about the interaction between various forms and the best place to take various deductions.

Discussions include what to look for in the trust instrument and how the trust wording will impact tax preparation. Also, the seminar will teach you how to prepare and file ongoing trust returns, such as Grantor trusts, the Bypass (B) trust and the Qtip (C) trust.

The topics covered are a major hotbed of liability for tax practitioners, learn about your exposure and what to avoid.

Location:    Airtel Plaza Hotel
                   7277 Valjean
                   Van Nuys, CA

Date: June 17, 2014
Time:  8:00am to 4:30pm
Cost of the Seminar Includes:
    Morning Coffee
    Afternoon Soft Drinks

Cost: $150 Members early bird by April 15th.
          $175 Before May 30th.
          $200 After May 30 and at the door.

Click here to download mail in registration form.

About the Speaker: Claudia Hill, EA. M.B.A. is a nationally recognized tax professional and frequent lecturer on taxation of individuals, tax planning, and representation before the IRS. She is Editor-in-Chief of CCH's Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure. Hill is owner and principal of Tax Mam, Inc., in Cupertino, CA, which offers tax return preparation, planning, and problem resolution and representation services, primarily to individual clients. She is often called upon by the news media as a resource and commentator on tax topics affecting individual taxpayers.

Ms. Hill serves as an advisor to the Government Relations Committee for the National Association of Enrolled Agents. She has testified on tax issues before the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, regulatory agencies, and the President's Tax Reform Panel. Hill has also served on the Commissioner's Advisory Group to the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service. She is an associate member of the ABA Tax Section.

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