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News Releases

Annual Report

Figures for alcohol, cigarette and tobacco consumption statewide can be accessed in the Annual Report.

(AB 155) Use Tax Information

In 2011, legislation was enacted (AB 155, Ch. 313, Stat. 2011) that expands the definition of a "retailer engaged in business in this state" and therefore, expands the number of businesses that have to collect and remit taxes to BOE. The law became effective September 15, 2012.

Basic Statistics for Sales and Use Tax and Property and Special Taxes

Board Chairs and Vice Chairs, 1870 Present

Historical listing of Chairs and Vice Chairs of the Board beginning with the year 1870 to the present.

Board/Committee Meetings

The Board of Equalization is also a regulatory agency, and is responsible for adopting regulation to clarify sections of California’s revenue & taxation code. It does this by conducting open interested parties meetings, publishing discussion papers, meeting with the public and business representatives for input during its review.

BOE Members, 1879 – Present

Historical listing of Members of the Board beginning with the year 1879 to the present.

Centralized Revenue Opportunity System (CROS)

The CROS project will shape the way BOE does business in the future. CROS will replace BOE's outdated existing legacy tax information systems, add a data warehouse, expand online services and improve business processes.

Excise Tax on Gasoline

State law requires the BOE to adjust the excise tax rate by March 1 of each year in order to ensure revenue neutrality. Effective July 1, 2013, the excise tax on gasoline will increase 3.5 cents per gallon.

Fire Prevention Fee (ABx1 29)

Legislation signed July 7, 2011, Assembly Bill (AB)x1 29, authorized a fire prevention fee to be assessed on habitable structures located within State Responsibility Areas (SRA) to pay for fire prevention activities in the SRA. The SRA is the area of the state where the State of California is financially responsible for the prevention and suppression of wildfires.

Fuel Consumption

Gasoline and Diesel distributions in the state are available at the above link.

Headquarters Building Assessment

Legislative Analyses

Detailed analysis of each piece of legislation affecting the agency and it’s administration of tax and fee programs in California, complete with revenue estimates.

Local Tax Allocations

Payments to Cities, Counties, and Special Districts from the Local Sales and Use Tax Funds.

Lumber Products Assessment

Lumber Products Assessment on purchases of lumber products and engineered wood products.

Marijuana Information Medical and Legalization

Permit Verification

Web service allows users to check if a business has an active sellers’ permit. Other non-confidential information may be available upon request.

Proposition 30 Sales and Use Tax Increase

Research and Statistics

Sales and Use Tax Detailed Description

A breakdown of the components of the sales tax rate.

Sales and Use Tax Rates

Includes varying tax rates for all 478 cities and 58 counties in California.

Sellers Permits

The Board of Equalization wants to make doing business in California as easy as possible.

Special Notices

Special notices alert taxpayers to changes in local, state, and special district sales tax rates, and address significant changes in tax law.

State's Top 500 List of Sales and Use Tax Debtors

The Board of Equalization is required by law to post a list of the largest delinquent sales and use tax accounts over $100,000 every quarter, removing amounts that are being addressed through payment arrangement, bankruptcy, litigation, or appeal.

Statewide Compliance and Outreach Program

The Statewide Compliance and Outreach Program (SCOP) will focus on identifying and registering businesses statewide and ensuring the businesses have accurate information and the correct permits.

Summary of Retail Sales and Use Tax Collections

Taxable Sales

Reports include total dollars exchanged in the purchase of taxable goods. Breaks down numbers by year, fiscal quarter, city, county, and retail business type.

Taxes and Fees Administered by the BOE

Taxes and Fees Administered by the BOE – Detailed Chart

Extensive chart detailing revenue program and proceeds for given fiscal year.

Underground Economy

The underground economy refers to people who steal, make counterfeit products, use victims of human trafficking, and hide what they owe in taxes.