The CSTC Member Listserv

What is the CSTC Member Listserv?

The CSTC Member Listserv is an email address that forwards your email message to all who subscribe.

The CSTC Listserv is a great way to communicate quickly and easily with the subscribed members regarding business-related questions and requests for assistance.

How to Subscribe and Who Can Use It

The CSTC Listserv is for the exclusive use of CSTC members. To gain access to the Listserv for the first time, please click here and send an email requesting to be opted in along with your email address.

Alternatively, you can subscribe yourself using the directions below:

  • Log on to the CSTC Website and place your username and password in the Member Login box at the top right hand side of the screen.
  • Click on "Access My Profile" in the Member Center (member landing page).
  • Hover your cursor over "My Features" to show the drop-down box.
  • Click on "E-Lists."
  • Click "Subscribe" adjacent to the Members Listserv. Click on E-mail Delivery if you want messages to come directly to you, otherwise you would have to go into your Message History in your profile to view them.
  • You will receive a welcome email message acknowledging you have subscribed to the Member Listserv and are now ready to send message to subscribed members via [email protected] ~ Be sure to add this address to your contacts.
  • You would also follow these steps to unsubscribe from the Listserv.

The Listserv is the property of the California Society of Tax Consultants. Its use is a privilege. To participate in the CSTC Listeserv, you must abide by the Listserv Rules and Purpose.

To maintain the integrity and professional standards of the Listserv, and to provide the maximum benefit to our members, the "CSTC Listserv Rules and Purpose” have been established. By subscribing to the CSTC Listserv, you agree to abide the requirements of the Listserv. The Rules are also posted in the Member Center of the CSTC website and are also available upon request from the CSTC office.

Member posts are not moderated and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or endorsement of CSTC.

Purpose and Rules

Association use of Listserv: The purpose of the Listserv is to provide a method for the Association – through its Board of Directors and CSTC Staff – to communicate to its members about the association and association-related matters and policies.

Member use of the Listserv: Member use of the Listserv is solely for the purpose of exchanging business referrals, posting work assistance requests and information specifically related business of taxes.

The CSTC Listserv is not a chat room or blog and is not intended for the purpose of expressing personal opinions or addressing a dispute with the Association, individuals, or businesses. Questions, concerns or comments about association matters or policies should be directly sent to the CSTC office, Association President, or your Chapter Director.

The following is strictly prohibited:

  1. Never talk about pricing… of any sort… for any reason… EVER. Do not discuss, post or comment on prices for products, services, jobs, events or anything else – for those of your company or for any other organization.
  2. Posting questions, concerns or comments about the Association, the CALI President or other members of the Board of Directors, or Association matters or policies, unless specifically authorized by the Board of Directors to do so.
  3. Using the Listserv to address a dispute with the Association, a member, a non-member, or any business entity.
  4. Use of inflammatory, derogatory, profane or vulgar language.
  5. Endorsements of candidates for any election campaign. No campaign posts, positive or negative, or attacks against candidates are permitted.
  6. Dissemination of messages on behalf of members whose Listserv privileges have been modified or suspended.
  7. Requests for unlawful or "questionable” services, as defined: Information about a person or entity that cannot, in all probability, be accomplished in compliance with all of the laws applicable to that activity. Examples include, but are not limited to, personal information that is contained in telephone, medical, social security, tax, and/or financial records including banks and credit card providers, or information that requires a release of the owner of the information.
  8. Disclosure of personal identifiers regarding your investigative subject. Warnings of potential clients by name asking for questionable services.
  9. Providing non-members–which includes your staff or business associates–access to Listserv messages, to include forwarding Listserv messages to non-members
  10. Advertisements or promotional announcements for any organization, person or business, including notices for other association meetings and/or seminars, or for your services or the services of others, unless approved in advance by the Listserv Committee.
  11. Advertising: posting a recommended service provider is permitted, however, any further reference to “quality of service” and again, “pricing” of service is strictly prohibited.
  12. Posting "warning” messages, not approved by the CSTC President or Executive Director, which alert members to potential viruses, Trojan attacks, identity theft concerns, or other computer security issues.
  13. No jokes or motivational messages. The CSTC Listserv is for professional and business related postings only.