Statewide Compliance & Outreach Program

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Our SCOP teams are scheduled* to visit certain zip codes in the near future. Click the county name for details.

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Alameda

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Oakland 94610

Contra Costa

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Concord 94520

Glenn

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Artois 95913
Glenn 95943
Hamilton City 95951
Orland 95963
Willows 95988

Imperial

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
El Centro 92243

Kern

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Bakersfield 93305

Los Angeles

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Canoga Park 91303, 91304
Long Beach 90805
Palmdale 93551
Sherman Oaks 91403
Torrance 90501, 90502, 90504

Madera

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Madera 93638

Marin

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
San Anselmo 94960

Monterey

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Salinas 93901

Orange

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Irvine 92620
Westminster 92683

Placer

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Auburn 95603, 95604

Riverside

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Desert Hot Springs 92240, 92241
Perris 92570

Sacramento

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Carmichael 95608
Citrus Heights 95610
Elk Grove 95624

San Bernardino

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Apple Valley 92307
Fontana 92336
Hesperia 92344
Victorville 92392

San Diego

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
El Cajon 92021
San Diego 92117

San Francisco

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
San Francisco 94104, 94116, 94131

Solano

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Vacaville 95687

Tulare

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Dinuba 93618
Tulare 93274

Ventura

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Simi Valley 93065

*Updated 10/30/17 – Maps are intended to show an approximate area of planned visits.

The Statewide Compliance and Outreach Program (SCOP) focuses on educating businesses, as well as identifying and registering businesses who are actively selling or leasing tangible personal property in California without a seller's permit. SCOP also advises on other State tax and fee permits and licenses a business may need to obtain. In general, the purpose of SCOP is to:

  • Educate business owners regarding their tax responsibilities,
  • Advise business owners when they need a seller's permit,
  • Explain to owners how to report and remit their taxes and fees due,
  • Verify and update BOE account information,
  • Review business operations compared to sales and use tax returns filed to provide guidance on proper reporting, and
  • Provide business owners the opportunity to ask questions.

SCOP will monitor the ongoing compliance of newly registered businesses, reduce the number of businesses operating without a valid seller's permit, and enhance the awareness of businesses on the consequences of tax evasion.

SCOP teams located throughout the state will conduct door-to-door visits to all non-residential businesses based on zip code. At each visit, SCOP specialists will:

  • Identify themselves and show identification,
  • Verify the need for and existence of a seller's permit and other required fee permits and licenses,
  • Review license/permit to verify that it is updated with the correct information,
  • Determine if the business is reporting its sales and use taxes properly,
  • Provide information and assistance to the business owner on sales and use tax reporting responsibilities, and
  • Answer owner's questions.

If the SCOP specialists find that a business is reporting its taxes incorrectly, they will advise the business to file amended returns or if the business has overpaid taxes, to file a claim for refund. In some instances, the business may be referred for an audit.

Please Note: The filing of an amended return does not prevent further BOE activity, such as an audit or refund, for the same period(s) in question.