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)
Berkeley 94703
Oakland 94602

Contra Costa

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Antioch 94531
Oakley 94561

Fresno

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Fresno 93728

Imperial

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

Kern

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Rosamond 93560

Los Angeles

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Canoga Park 91303, 91304
Granada Hills 91344
Long Beach 90805, 90808, 90813, 90815
Palmdale 93551
Pasadena 91030
Pomona 91767, 91769,
Rowland Heights 91748
Van Nuys 91406

Madera

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Madera 93638

Monterey

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Salinas 93901

Orange

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Irvine 92618, 92620

Placer

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Applegate 95703
Auburn 95602, 95603, 95604
Colfax 95713
Foresthill 95631
Meadow Vista 95722
Tahoe City 96145
Weimar 95736

Plumas

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Quincy 95971

Riverside

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Riverside 92507

Sacramento

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Sacramento 95824

San Bernardino

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Apple Valley 92308
Hesperia 92344
Wrightwood 92397

San Diego

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
San Diego 92116
Vista 92084

San Francisco

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
San Francisco 94127

San Joaquin

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Stockton 95205
Tracy 95376

San Mateo

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
South San Francisco 94080

Shasta

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Redding 96003

Sierra

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Calpine 96124
Downieville 95936
Loyalton 96118
Sierra City 96125
Sierraville 96126

Sonoma

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Santa Rosa 95405, 95409

Tulare

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Tulare 93274

*Updated 8/24/17 – 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.