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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)
Durham 95938
Gridley 95948
Magalia 95954
Oroville 95965, 95966
Paradise 95969

Contra Costa

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Pittsburgh 94565


Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Clovis 93611

Los Angeles

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Arcadia 91006
Long Beach 90807
Lynwood 90262
Montrose 91020
North Hills 91343
San Dimas 91773
Signal Hill 90755


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


Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Tustin 92780


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

San Bernardino

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Rialto 92376, 92377
San Bernardino 92411, 92401, 92418
Yucaipa 92399

San Diego

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
San Diego 92126, 92123

San Francisco

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
San Francisco 94105

San Mateo

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

Santa Barbara

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

Santa Clara

Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
San Jose 95112


Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Redding 96001


Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Fairfield 94533
Vallejo 94590


Cities Zip Codes (Click to view map)
Visalia 93277


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

*Updated 9/28/15 – 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.