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 program is to educate business operators about the BOE, its tax and fee programs, as well as identify gaps in compliance where businesses may be selling or leasing tangible personal property without a seller’s permit. During visits to your area, the SCOP team members are happy to assist businesses by answering questions about how to register with the BOE, file tax returns, and pay BOE-administered taxes and fees.
The BOE has found that more than 98 percent of California businesses that receive SCOP visits 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.