As a tax professional, education is an essential tool for perfecting your craft. That’s why CSTC developed the CSTC Academy, offering webinars, self-study and in-person classes for tax professionals.

CSTC education satisfies the continuing education requirements for EAs, CRTPs, OTRPs, CPAs and attorneys, and is readily available to meet your professional educational needs.

In addition to our Summer Symposium Series, the CSTC Academy offers an expansive line-up of educational opportunities that span the entire year, including: 

  • A 60-hour course for aspiring CTEC tax preparers
  • The Fall Forum covering topics from both a tax and accounting perspective
  • A 15-chapter statewide network offering monthly education on topics from introductory to advanced

CSTC’s reach extends far beyond education to encompass a community of like-minded tax professionals who support, encourage and assist each other 365 days a year.

We encourage you to make CSTC and the CSTC Academy an essential resource to furthering your success as a tax professional.

October 2020 Meetings

October 27, 2020

Topic: Three-Part Webinar: Specialty Occupations - Preachers, Firefighters, Teachers, and Others | Recordkeeping For Small Business - Loans and Grants | Advance 1031 Exchanges with Delaware Statutory Trust
Central Valley Chapter Virtual Meeting
Part One - 2 Federal Law Hours (Topics covering existing tax law)
Part Two - 2 Federal Update Hours (Topics covering new tax laws)
Part Three - 2 Federal Law Hours (Topics covering existing tax law)
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Topic: 2020 California Update
Sacramento Chapter Virtual Meeting
2 California Hours (Topics covering California law issues)
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October 28, 2020

Topic: 2020 Tax Update - COVID, CARES, PPP, SECURE....
Wine Country Chapter Virtual Meeting
2 Federal Update Hours (Topics covering new tax laws)
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Topic: Schedule E, What details have I missed?
Greater Long Beach Chapter Meeting
2 Federal Law Hours (Topics covering existing tax law)
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November 2020 Meetings

November 4, 2020

Topic: The Tax Aspects of Divorce
San Francisco Bay Chapter Meeting
2 Federal Law Hours (Topics covering existing tax law)
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November 5, 2020

Topic: TBA
San Gabriel Valley Chapter Meeting
2 Federal Update Hours (Topics covering new tax laws)
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November 10, 2020

Topic: Keeping Your Office Secure
East County San Diego Chapter Meeting
2 Federal Law Hours (Topics covering existing tax law)
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November 11, 2020

Topic: Reporting Foreign Accounts & Assets: FBAR vs Form 8938
Orange County Chapter Meeting
2 Federal Law Hours (Topics covering existing tax law)
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November 12, 2020

Topic: TBA
North County San Diego Chapter Meeting
2 Federal Law Hours (Topics covering existing tax law)
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November 17, 2020

Topic: EDD Update for Year End
Sacramento Chapter Meeting
CPE Information TBA
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November 18, 2020

Topic: Filing the Non-Filer
San Jose Chapter Meeting
2 Federal Law Hours (Topics covering existing tax law)
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Topic: Preachers, Teachers, Truckers, Etc
Greater Long Beach Chapter Meeting
CPE Information TBA
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November 20, 2020

Topic: Partnership & LLC Form 1065 Fundamentals for 2020
CSTC Seminar
2 Federal Law hours (Topics covering existing tax law)
2 Federal Update hours (Topics covering new tax laws)
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November 24, 2020

Topic: TBA
Central Valley Chapter Meeting
CPE Information TBA
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December 2020 Meetings

December 15, 2020

Topic: TBA
Central Valley Chapter Meeting
CPE Information TBA
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December 16, 2020

Topic: Retirement Plans
San Jose Chapter Meeting
2 Federal Law Hours (Topics covering existing tax law)
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January 2021 Meetings

January 14, 2020

Topic: TBA
Sacramento Chapter Meeting
CPE Information TBA
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January 16, 2020

Topic: Federal & State Update
San Jose Chapter Meeting
CPE Information TBA
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January 20, 2020

Topic: PPP
San Jose Chapter Meeting
CPE Information TBA
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We are constantly adding new courses. Click here to check the calendar for the latest information.


 Questions?

Contact the California Society of Tax Consultants at (949)715-4192 or [email protected]


The Symposium presentations have been designed to meet the requirements of the Return Preparer Office, the California State Board of Accountancy; and the California Tax Education Council including code 31 of Federal Regulations10.6 (g). This does not constitute an endorsement by these groups. A listing of additional requirements to renew tax preparer registration may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA. 95812-2890, or phone CTEC at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at www.ctec.org.