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New BOE Website and Use Tax Videos Receive Statewide Awards

The BOE received awards from CAPIO for its website redesign and its three-part use tax video series. (Photo Credit: Caeser Moua/BOE)

The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) received two statewide awards from the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) for its newly redesigned website and informative use tax video series.

CAPIO, an organization of public communication professionals, honored the BOE with a first place Award of Excellence for its reengineered website, www.boe.ca.gov, and an Award of Distinction for its use tax video series.

“These honors spotlight the hard work of our BOE staff in developing customer-focused tools designed to make it easier for businesses to partner with the BOE and to increase voluntary compliance,” said Executive Director Cynthia Bridges.

The BOE’s new website, developed by BOE employees and unveiled in August, is customer-friendly and task-oriented. The website was built with California tax and fee payers in mind, and incorporated many of their suggestions. The CAPIO judges said they were wowed by the transformation and stressed that, “The site was a refreshing approach to government website design and a huge improvement!”

The BOE’s creative three-part use tax video series seeks to educate viewers about use tax, the easy ways in which to pay, and how it supports vital services that benefit all Californians.

The CAPIO Excellence in Communication Awards honor California’s best-of-the-best in the areas of communication and marketing campaigns, new media, writing, website development and video production.

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