By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Staff from the Board of Equalization’s (BOE) Statewide Compliance & Outreach Program (SCOP) will soon visit non-residential retail businesses in your area.
The purpose of the SCOP program is to educate business operators about their tax and fee obligations, and identify those who sell or lease tangible personal property without a seller’s permit.
The BOE has found that more than 98 percent of California businesses are operating with the correct permits. However, noncompliance contributes to more than $2 billion in uncollected sales and use taxes that make up part of the state’s “tax gap”—the difference between the amount of taxes owed and the amount paid, negatively impacting all state taxpayers.
Letters notifying taxpayers of an upcoming SCOP visit were recently sent to the areas listed below. A current listing of all locations SCOP teams are scheduled to visit in the near future can be found on the SCOP webpage.