More than 17,700 retailers and small businesses in 34 counties will be getting letters and eventually a knock on the door from the State Board of Equalization, starting this week. Among the cities included in the latest round of BOE compliance sweeps are Marysville, Browns Valley, Olivehurst, Sutter and Yuba City.
It's part of the BOE's ongoing effort to ensure that retailers statewide are complying with California's tax laws and collecting the proper sales and use taxes. According to the BOE, about 2 percent of California businesses operate without the proper permits to collect sales/use taxes, contributing to the state's estimated $2 billion tax gap.
For more information on the Statewide Compliance & Outreach Program (SCOP), go to: www.boe.ca.gov or call the Sacramento office at (916) 227-6618.