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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Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Oakland 94619


Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Chico 95926, 95928, 95929, 95973
Clipper Mills 95930

Contra Costa

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
San Pablo 94806
Walnut Creek 94597


Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Clovis 93619
Coalinga 93210
Kerman 93630
Kingsburg 93631
Selma 93662


Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Bakersfield 93311

Los Angeles

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Beverly Hills 90210
Chatsworth 91311
Canyon Country 91387
Los Angeles 90024, 90025, 90077
Northridge 91324
Pomona 91768
Porter Ranch 91326
Rowland Heights 91748
Van Nuys 91406
Woodland Hills 91364


Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Corte Madera 94925
Novato 94947


Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Irvine 92602, 92603, 92604, 92606, 92612, 92617


Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Indio 92201
Temecula 92562


Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Citrus Heights 95621
Fair Oaks 95628
Rancho Cordova 95670, 95742

San Bernardino

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Adelanto 92301
Barstow 92311
Corona 92880
Fort Irwin 92310
Helendale 92342
Ludlow 92338
Phelan 92371
Pinon Hills 92372
Oro Grande 92368
Victorville 92395

San Francisco

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
San Francisco 94115

San Diego

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Chula Vista 91910
San Diego 92102, 92127

San Mateo

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Millbrae 94030

Santa Clara

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Los Altos 94024
Los Gatos 95030, 95031, 95032, 95033
San Jose 95125


Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Vacaville 95688


Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Red Bluff 96080


Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
West Sacramento 95691

*Updated 2/23/17 – 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.