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Sales Tax FAQ

May 31, 2013

The BOE reviews the purchase invoices of my business

Yes, the Board of Equalization (BOE) may review a business’ purchase invoices. When the BOE conducts such a review, it is often looking to see whether […]
March 31, 2013

Why does the State of California audit businesses to ensure compliance with sales and use taxes? How does the State determine whether to audit my business?

According to the Board of Equalization (BOE), the “primary objective” of a tax audit is to discern the “correct measure of sales tax.” It attempts to […]
March 21, 2013

What are California’s sales and use taxes?

The short answer is “Yes”—California has both a “sales” and a “use” tax. Sales Tax California imposes a sales tax on tangible personal property. This […]
March 21, 2013

Sales tax records needed in California

Safeguard Records Vendors who sell items that are subject to California sales tax are required to keep records of those sales. These records can include such […]
March 21, 2013

Waiting Until Audited to Take Action on Tax Matters

Being Tax Proactive VS. Tax Reactive The sales tax audit process is initiated by California’s tax agency, the Board of Equalization. But that does not mean […]
March 21, 2013

CA Sales Tax liability extend to purchasers/successors?

The liability of the successor or purchaser of a business or stock of goods extends to amounts incurred related to the operation of the business by […]