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 94612

Contra Costa

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Pittsburgh 94565

El Dorado

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Diamond Springs 95619
Georgetown 95634
Somerset 95684
Rescue 95672
Cool 95614
Garden Valley 95633

Fresno

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Clovis 93611

Kern

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Delano 93215

Los Angeles

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Castaic 91384
Long Beach 90807
Montrose 91020
North Hills 91343
Signal Hill 90755
West Hollywood 90069

Mendocino

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Fort Bragg 95437

Orange

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Tustin 92780, 92782

Riverside

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Corona 92881, 92882, 92883
Temecula 92590

Sacramento

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Sacramento 95832
Sloughhouse 95683

San Bernardino

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Rialto 92376, 92377

San Diego

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
San Diego 92126

San Mateo

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
San Mateo 94404

Santa Barbara

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Goleta 93117
Santa Barbara 93108, 93109, 93110, 93111

Shasta

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Redding 96001

Solano

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Vallejo 94590

Sonoma

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
   

Tulare

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Visalia 93277

Ventura

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Moorpark 93021
Thousand Oaks 91362

*Updated 8/27/15 – 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.