Tax & Accounting Blog

California Continues Door-to-Door Visits

California Continues Door-to-Door Visits

The California Board of Equalization (BOE) is continuing their door-to-door visits sending letters to 12,342 business owners notifying them of upcoming visits from Statewide Compliance and Outreach Program (SCOP) teams.  The visits are intended to educate retailers about properly reporting sales and use tax.  The program started in 2008 and in that time SCOP teams … Read More

Washington Department of Revenue Releases Tax Rate Lookup Android App

Washington Department of Revenue Releases Tax Rate Lookup Android App

 Washington recently deployed an Android version of their well-received iPhone rate lookup app. The app allows businesses to look up sales and use tax rates for any location in Washington. A GPS or address can be used to produce the rate, location code, and confirmation code. Washington law requires sales tax to be assessed to the … Read More

Products Labeled as Little or Small Cigars Considered Cigarettes for Tax Purposes in California

Products Labeled as Little or Small Cigars Considered Cigarettes for Tax Purposes in California

In California, products that are labeled as little or small cigars are considered cigarettes under the California Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax Law and require cigarette tax stamps. Every package labeled as little or small cigars must have a cigarette stamp applied to the packaging by the distributor. Failure of the distributor to do so … Read More