Benjamin Franklin is famous for saying, “The only certain things in life are death and taxes.” Historical evidence backs this up — the oldest known example of writing is about taxes. So it is hardly surprising that today taxes reach into every aspect of daily life, and the proliferation of taxes necessitates a staggering array of professionals to help people deal with them. In November 1985, a group of tax and accounting professionals in California recognized the need for an organization encompassing all accounting and tax practitioners.. Thus was formed the California Association of Independent Accountants. Re-christened the California Society of Accounting and Tax Professionals (CSATP) in 1997, it has grown considerably in numbers and influence. CSATP includes professionals from all areas of the field, including:

  • Accountants
  • Certified Public Accountants
  • Public Accountants
  • Accredited Business Accountants
  • Bookkeepers
  • Accounting Educators
  • Accounting Students
  • Enrolled Agents
  • Accredited Tax Advisors
  • Accredited Tax Preparers
  • Registered Tax Preparers

A rather long list and still incomplete. One of the reasons for the organization is to help individuals, business owners, corporations, and non-profit agencies navigate today's increasingly complex accounting and tax maze.

What We Do

Protecting Our Rights

Most of our members are small, independent practitioners who do not work for large firms. We help these accounting and tax professionals continue to provide quality services to their customers at a fraction of the expense of a CPA firm. Because of this, our top priority is to protect the right of independent accountants to practice. CPA's are very influential in the state legislature, and attempts have been made to restrict the practice of accounting in this state to CPA's only. While this obviously hurts independent accountants, the real losers would be the consumers, who would be forced to pay much higher fees for services that do not require a CPA's expertise. The hot issue right now is the California version of the Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA), which has yet to be finalized. CSATP has been fighting this for years, and it continues to strive to ensure that the final version of this act will be acceptable to all accounting professionals.

Networking

We also foster the exchange of information and contact networking among professionals in our field. As our members frequently work with many other professionals -- attorneys, bank officers, investment counselors, insurance agents, and financial planners, just to name a few -- CSATP members can provide valuable references to many different professions.

The National Society of Accountants

CSATP is the California state affiliate of the National Society of Accountants (NSA), founded in 1945. NSA has affiliates in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. It is a professional organization of more than 30,000 members nationwide who provide auditing, accounting, tax preparation, financial and estate planning, and management services to over 19 million businesses and individuals. Most NSA members are sole practitioners or partners in small or mid-sized firms.

Contact Us!

For more information, please write, call, or email us click here for contact information. To find out how to become a member and to find out some of the benefits of membership, see the Membership Information section of this site. If you are interested in getting in touch with the CSATP members in your area, contact one of our officers or regional governors, or go to our membership directory.
 

Mailing info:
CSATP
PMB #217
5714 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95819-4608
(800) 894-8995
info@csatp.org

 

PRESIDENT
Morris H. Miyabara
428 A Street
Daly City, CA 94014
Tel: 650 997-4637
Fax: 650 758-6503
thetaxman4u@hotmail.com
 
FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT
Ann Nelson
6 Commodore Dr. #236
Emeryville, CA 94608
Tel: 510-428-1443
Fax: 510-594-9965
annquick@pacbell.net
SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT
James Hubbard
279 E. "H" Street
Benicia, CA 94510
Tel: 707-746-0730
Fax: 707-746-0782
rosshub@aol.com

 
SECRETARY-TREASURER
Karen Bare-Kamimoto
5150 N. Sixth St., Suite 112
Fresno, CA 93710
Tel: 559-292-9300
Fax: 559-292-9500
kdbare@pacbell.net  
PAST PRESIDENT
George Martinez
2725 Congress St., Suite 1H
San Diego, CA 92110
Tel: 619 297-2490
Fax: 619 297-7656
geomart@4dcomm.com

 
EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT
Linda Dong
1734 Bluestone Ln.
Monterey Park, CA 91755-5822
Tel: 626-288-8558
Fax: 626-573-1724
lindadong@earthlink.net

 
GOVERNOR REGION I
Steve Desdier
4111 18th Street #7
San Francisco, CA 94536
Tel: 415-241-8122
Fax: 415-241=9714
claytonsd@aol.com


GOVERNOR REGION III
Bobby J. Jarvis
38012 Martha Avenue, #B
Fremont, CA 94536
Tel: 510 791-0455
Fax: 510 791-0620
beejaytax@msn.com

GOVERNOR REGION IV
Norma Nick Taylor
5401 Hunter St., Suite A
Ventura, CA 93003
Tel: 805 644-3934
Fax: 805 644-6439
nntdancer@aol.com
 
GOVERNOR REGION V
Larry Schnitzer
21552 Impala Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Tel: 714-964-1408
Fax: 714-964-5238
larrys10@prodigy.net

GOVERNOR REGION VI
Calvin C. Ellisor
207 West D Street
Encinitas, CA 92
Tel: 760-436-9044
Fax: 760-942-2137
cal@mlbinc.com
 
CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE
SAN DIEGO/NORTH COUNTY

S. Elaine Lyttleton
2141 Palomar Airport Rd. #360
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Tel: 760-438-2059
Fax: 760-438-4817
cdnwinesel@aol.com


CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE
SAN FRANCISCO/EAST BAY

Marsha L. Matlock
39592 Kahlua Court
Fremont, CA 94538
Tel: 510-490-5291
Fax: 510-651-2152
taxbookie@ix-netcom.com

 
CHAPTER REPRESENTIVE
VENTURA

Richard A. Walton
2431 El Cajon Way
Oxnard, CA 93035
Tel: 805-486-7159
Fax: 805-477-0735
rwalton@jetlink.net

NSA STATE DIRECTOR
Judith Rindahl
11105 Knott Avenue, #C
Cypress, CA 90630
Tel: 714-894-4466
Fax: 714-891-7159
judeer@cox.net
 
NSA GOVERNOR DISTRICT X
Carolynn Holomon
3500 N. 15th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Tel: 602-248-0797
Fax: 602-263-7771
cholom@mindspring.com

 

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