California – New SCOP Visits Announced; 18,668 Businesses in 30 Zip Codes Will Receive Letters

SALT Report 3274 – The stated intent of SCOP is to visit all businesses in the state of California.  This is an important program to be aware of due to the potential misunderstandings employees (state and taxpayer) may have about the objectives.  When a BOE employee walks in and begins asking questions be aware of their objective, your response and most importantly be prepared.  SCOP visits are not audits but they can feel that way.

“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. Since 2008, SCOP has visited 417,000 businesses statewide to verify retailers are registered, and to ensure noncompliant businesses do not have an unfair advantage over registered businesses that are reporting their sales and use taxes and/or fees to BOE.”

“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 ZIP codes are:

Atwater (95301), Calabasas (91302), Dos Palos (93620), Glendale (91208, 91210), Gustine (95322), Hilmar (95324), Inglewood (90301, 90302, 90303, 90304, 90305), Joshua Tree (92252), Landers (92285), Livingston (95334), Los Angeles (90015 and 90021), Los Banos (93635), Merced (95340, 95348), Morongo Valley (92256), Oakland (94611), Orange (92865, 92866), Orange/Villa Park (92861), Sacramento (95826), Thousand Oaks (91358), Twentynine Palms (92277), Winton (95388), and Yucca Valley (92284)

For Further Information:

New Release 20-14-G (February 6, 2014)

BOE SCOP Overview