BOE Notifies California Retailers of Upcoming Visits
Sacramento – Retailers throughout the state are receiving letters from the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) notifying them about upcoming visits from Statewide Compliance and Outreach Program (SCOP) teams. The visits are intended to educate retailers about properly reporting sales and use tax, increase compliance with tax laws, and maintain outreach efforts to assure taxpayers that the state’s tax system is fair and equal for all Californians.
The BOE is mailing letters to 10,979 business owners in the following zip codes: San Francisco (94123), San Rafael (94903), San Mateo (94401), San Jose (95135, 95138), Goleta (93117), Burbank (91505, 91506), Grand Terrace (92313), Guadalupe (93434), Los Olivos (93441), Los Alamos (93440), Solvang (93463, 93464), Buelton (93427), Escondido (92025), Calexico (92231).
Seven different SCOP teams located statewide (Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, Van Nuys, Norwalk, Irvine, and Riverside) conduct door-to-door, in-person visits in the zip code areas they cover. It is important for retailers to understand that the BOE asks only business-related questions, and does not inquire about personal financial information. Businesses found to be operating without a seller’s permit are provided instructions on how to register with the BOE, as well as information about other necessary licenses. Home-based businesses are not visited.
If business owners have any questions about these upcoming visits, they may contact their local BOE SCOP Team or visit the BOE’s SCOP Web page athttp://www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/