- Continuing Education on latest topics with local to nationally recognized speakers.
- January Updates and Ethics
- 3- 5 day TxSEA Convention in June
- Fall Blast in November
- Additional webinars and/or in-person by local Chapters.
- Practice Management topics to improve your business practices and client interactions.
- Bi-monthly newsletter with latest tax news and tips.
What does TxSEA do for me?
As soon as I received my EA, my mentor and employer Kathy had me working as her TxSEA education chair assistant. The IRS had just implemented strict CE provider requirements. Part of my job, besides being an EA, was to collect 3 Chapter’s CE seminar documentation, upload CE hours for attendees and make the houston meetings run smoothly.
I look back on that time and realize that that was the perfect way for me, an introvert, to get to know people, nice and slowly. By the time Kathy retired as president of the Chapter and TxSEA Education Chair it wasn’t such a big step to move into both positions. I knew quite a few TxSEA members in the 3 Chapters.
Participating at the Board level increased my network even more as well as made me more comfortable to express my opinions. I was finally seeing first hand the value of a network. Getting to know who knows what. Feeling more at ease to call someone and ask for help.
I wouldn’t be surprised if there are a greater percentage of introverts in the EA profession than the population as a whole. TxSEA has a number of important tasks that individuals can perform behind the scenes where you can get to know members slowly. Where when you are at ease with the group, and they have seen the value of your efforts, your ideas to help improve the organization will be heard. TxSEA is only as good as the efforts its members put into it. Thoughtful people are just as important as those that think while they speak.
The benefits of TxSEA I’m talking about are intangible and real. You don’t have to be a member to take advantage of the education that we continually need. You can probably find other groups that fit your comfort zone. But are they tax nerds? Can they help you in your business? TXSEA and its members can. Come join, participate and expand your zone.