By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley) – The Board of Equalization (BOE) hosts a grand opening for its new Rancho Cucamonga Taxpayer Service Center on Thursday, March 10. Located at 10760 4th Street, Suite 200, the facility opened on December 7, 2015. This one-stop shop, serving business owners in San Bernardino County, helps tax and fee payers register for a permit or license, file a tax return and have their tax questions answered. The region gained 51,500 new jobs between 2009 and 2014, an increase of six percent, according to state labor statistics.
The grand opening, which will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony, a guided tour of the new office and remarks from Board Member George Runner, other Board of Equalization Members and local dignitaries.
“We want to help businesses in the Inland Empire thrive and create jobs—both factors in boosting California’s economy,” said Runner. “District Administrator Rick Corp and his staff of tax experts share my goal of providing excellent customer service.”
The 14,342 square-foot Taxpayer Service Center features four self-service kiosks that allow taxpayers to conveniently complete transactions and make payments. A state-of-the-art electronic queuing system significantly reduces wait times. The center offers free parking and convenient access to freeways (I-10, I-15, I-210, Highway 60) and public transportation (Metrolink and bus service).
The new center services approximately 30,000 accounts. Revenue collected through the BOE’s tax and fee programs support schools, hospitals, police, roads and a host of other essential services.
The new center also offers basic sales and use tax classes and tax return preparation help for small business owners, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations. You can learn more and register for an event online or by calling 909-257-2900.
Elected in November 2010, and re-elected in 2014, George Runner represents the State Board of Equalization’s First District. He is a leading advocate for California taxpayers. Runner has worked to improve California’s tax policies and practices and to create and retain more private sector jobs in our state. Prior to his election to the Board, Runner served twelve years in the State Legislature, authoring the well-known California Amber Alert and California’s Blue Alert. As a thoughtful conservative, his legislative priorities included improving the economy, business growth, education excellence, and public safety for all Californians. As a member of the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee, Runner consistently led the fight against tax increases and supported tax relief for families and businesses.
The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board. The BOE collects $60 billion annually in taxes and fees, supporting state and local government services. It hears business tax appeals, acts as the appellate body for franchise and personal income tax appeals, and serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes. For more information on other taxes and fees in California, visit the California Tax Service Center.
Note: This news release may discuss complex tax laws and concepts. It may not address every situation, and is not considered written advice under Revenue and Taxation Code section 6596. Changes in law or regulations may have occurred since the time this news release was written. If there is a conflict between the text of this news release and the law, decisions will be based upon the law and not this news release. For specific help, please contact the BOE at 1-800-400-7115.