Previous Events

February 22, 2024 Legislative Day

Join us for a light breakfast and meet your legislators in the West Hall of the Capitol, (Floor 1)
Our goals for Legislative Day are:

  • Answering our legislators’ questions about the Enrolled Agent
  • Promoting transparently arrived at, equitably enforceable tax legislation.
  • Supporting HB24-1041– a more unified use of Colorado’s sales and use tax simplification system (SUTS).

9:00 We will attend part of the day’s session and be recognized as a group!
12:00 Lunch at the University Club
12:30 Guest speakers:

1:45 pm Continuing Education training

CE Topic: Secure Act 2.0 Provider: Ali Barghelame – BWA Financial

December 12, 2023

The Annual Meeting was held December 12th at 4:30 pm via Zoom and in person at the Reliance Tax Group: 9737 Wadsworth Pkwy #105 Westminster, CO 80031.  The agenda included voting on the COSEA Proposed By-Laws 2023 and the election of the Board.

Summary of By-Laws changes:

References to the NAEA have been removed. With the recent announcement from the NAEA, the upcoming changes to the way state affiliates and/or chapters will work with the NAEA are still to be defined.

  • Code of conduct language has been added and amended that Members and associates will not represent client or withdraw from representation of client if doing so will result in a violation of the rules of professional conduct or the law. (NAEA 18A)
  • Removal of 4.3.

Election results (no nominations from the floor); all positions elected for 2 years:


President – Bill Plaugher
Vice President – Tracy Port


Sheila Franks
John Dundon
Eddy Aldaz

September 28, 2023 Come race go-karts, meet other Colorado tax professionals,
and earn 1 hour of Continuing Education! Podium Karting 7300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80221

Speaker Bio: Ali Barghelame is the owner and founder of BWA Financial, a financial planning firm working with business owners and mass affluent households to create and maintain solid financial plans. This often includes individual retirement investing, qualified retirement plans, asset management, and insurance planning. Ali has expertise in these various subjects as represented by his numerous designations, chiefly his Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP) which he has had since 2009. His other designations include: ChFC, CLU, CFBS, and AIF.

These are in addition to his MBA and undergraduate degrees from the University of Denver.

For several years running, he has been named one of Denver’s top Wealth Mangers in both CoBiz and 5280 magazines.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Feb 7, 2023 COSEA Board Meeting and Strategy Plan

May 18th, 2023 COSEA Recess!
Come meet other local Enrolled Agents as we all gather and take a break.

Location: Solutions Lounge and Restaurant
2220 California Street
Denver, CO 80205

AT THE STATE CAPITOL Rotunda, 200 E. Colfax Ave, DenverActivities include:

  • Coffee and doughnuts while we meet with your legislators (be sure to register so that we can get this set up) to discuss anything of interest to you
  • Going to the House of Representatives and being recognized as a group
    Lunch at the University Club 1673 Sherman Street
  • Confirmed luncheon speakers: Rep. Marc Snyder, House Finance Committee Vice-chair and an IRS appeals officer
  • An update and pictures are available here.

Dec 6, 2022 CollegeInvest 529 Plans
We are excited to offer you a FREE 1 Hour Continuing Education Course
Presenting will be Michael Van Boening, CFP®, CCFC Advisor Relations Manager

Event Information:
Cost: FREE! (no CE)
Why 529s?
This course covers 529 basics including plan types, general and state tax benefits, qualified and non-qualified distributions, and an overview of the underlying plan investments.

Think 529s have a limited place in your business practice? Think again!

Learn how 529s can unlock an educational planning conversation with your clients, giving them a clear strategy on how to battle rising higher education costs.

Nov 15, 2022 COSea Annual Meeting and Election!

Nov 8, 2022 Cybersecurity for Tax & Accounting Professionals: Is Your Firm Safe From Cyber Attacks?

We are excited to offer you a FREE 1 Hour Continuing Education Course.

Presenting will be Tom Kirkham, founder and CEO of IronTech Security provides cybersecurity defense systems and focuses on educating and encouraging organizations to establish a security-first environment with cybersecurity training programs for all workers to prevent successful attacks.

Sept 14, 2022 CollegeInvest 529 Plans (NO CE Available)
Why 529s, Distributions & Contributions, Estate and Gift Tax Planning

November 15, 2022 Annual Meeting and Election

NAEA Summer Conference 2022
Las Vegas, NV
Approximately $2,500 value!
Winners of the 2022 NAEA Tax Summit Las Vegas
1st Winner = Tanya Baber
2nd Winner = Ryann Hodge

Aug 25, 2022 Communicating with the IRS and Dealing with Notices & Letters
We are excited to offer you a FREE 1 Hour Continuing Education Course.

Presenting will be Tanya R Baber, EA, CTRS, NTPI Fellow.

July 14, 2022 COSEA July 14th Open Board Meeting

June 21, 2022 Installment Agreements & CAP Appeals

June 16, 2022 COSEA June Open Board Meeting

May 24, 2022  IRS Roundtable by Clarice Landreth

May 12, 2022 Closed Board Meeting

April 22, 2022 Billy Fauler – Installment Agreements & CAP Appeal

March 3, 2022 LG Brooks – Advanced Schedule C Audits

Jan 20, 2022 Third Colorado Legislative Day
In-person and Virtual Members Meeting
Ethics Seminar

First, I want to THANK EVERYONE who made the trek to the Capitol in Denver on a Thursday morning. The turnout was AMAZING! AND better than 2020!  I am extremely pleased with the response from our members.

Read the full Letter From the President

Nov. 18, 2021 Colorado Update (2 CE for NAEA only)

Colorado is a deceptively simple tax return. There are additions and subtractions and credits unique to Colorado. This session will highlight the changes for the 2021 tax year.

Sept. 29, 2021 COSEA Annual Meeting

1 Hour CE @ 5pm Covering ERC & Cyber Security
Hosted by Neki Cox

Sept 28, 2021 Board Meeting

Sep 23, 2021 Resident Aliens

Aug 16, 2021 ITINs (Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) & 2021 Child Tax Credit

Neki Cox, Sr. IRS Stakeholder Liaison

June 26, 2021 Tax Day with a Watch Party in the Rockies

Members Gathering & Volunteer Working Sessions in Steamboat Springs (no CE)

10:00 am  Volunteer Gathering & Introductions – What is your passion?   How do you want to help  COsEA members support each other?  Are you offering expertise to share?  Do you want to learn new skills?  Adjust the day’s schedule and events to satisfy those present & participating

11:00 am  Survey of COsEA communication tools and support technology with emerging volunteer opportunities:  Electronic Archives, Website, Constant Contact, Survey Monkey, Zoom, Facebook

Noon – Munch and talk;  back to exploring wants, needs, and volunteer opportunities, perhaps with some tax season talk too while we have lunch

1:00 pm  Setting up Zoom meetings & webinars for continuing education & then posting meetings and webinars to the website – Members meeting on November 18th

2:00 pm  Updating the website, posting news notes and information sharing;  perhaps a discussion of the COsEA Facebook page & Facebook group if time

3:00 pm  Maintaining the Constant Contact membership list & using it for membership communications and sometimes with Survey Monkey;  Using Survey Monkey after webinars

Jan 14, 2021 January 14, 2021 – Colorado Legislative Day

Virtual Members Meeting Ethics Seminar

Nov 17, 2020 COsEA Annual Meeting & Continuing Education Day

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Aug 18, 2020 IRS Rules for Contractor (1099) vs Employee (W-2)

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Tanya R Baber, EA, CTRS, NTPI Fellow®

May 19, 2020 Employment Tax Credits Related to COVID-19 Legislation

Clarice Landreth, EA, NTPI Fellow® & Instructor
Omni Financial

Feb 18, 2020 Data Protection:  Protect Your Client & Protect Yourself

Mike Wise
Clockwork Networks

January 9, 2020 COSEA 1st Annual Legislative Day

Thank you to all who attended the First Annual Legislative Day!
To see a photo gallery from our 1st Annual Legislative Day COSEA members should join the COSEA Facebook page

Penny Fisher, EA & NTPI Fellow, from Durango did an excellent job of getting us organized for our 1st Annual Colorado Legislative Day.
We met our Colorado Legislative guides, Eric, Gil, and Alec Romero, who are tracking legislation that will be important for our members to know about in advance. COSEA members may be called upon to testify about legislation impacts because as EAs we are America’s Tax Experts.






Oct 22, 2019 Colorado Sales Tax Changes via Mayfair
Stacy Roberts, CPA

July 23, 2019 Trust Fund Recovery Penalty
Aaron Tower, EA and COSEA President
Omni Financial

May 21, 2019 Basic Representation and Resolution for Tax ProfessionalsClarice Landreth, EA, NTPI Fellow® & Instructor and previous COSEA Treasurer
Omni Financial

Feb 19, 2019 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act TCJA
Penny Fisher, EA, NTPI Fellow® and COSEA Vice-President