Board of Equalization (BOE)
The Board of Equalization administers California's sales and use, fuel, alcohol, tobacco, and other taxes and collects fees that fund specific state programs and plays a significant role in California property tax assessment and administration. It also acts as the appellate body for corporate franchise and personal income tax appeals.
General Information: 800-400-7115
Hearing Impaired: 800-735-2929
Phone Hours of Availability: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Look Up Tax Rates
When using this service, please ensure the address information you input is the address you intended. The tax rate given here will reflect the current rate of tax for the address that you enter.
General Information: 800-400-7115
Apply for Sellers Permit
A seller's permit is required if you are engaged in business in California, intend to sell or lease tangible personal property that would ordinarily be subject to sales tax if sold at retail (this includes wholesalers, manufactures and retailers), or will make sales for a temporary period, normally lasting no longer than 90 days at one or more locations (for example, fireworks booth, Christmas tree lots, garage sale).
General Information: 1-800-400-7115
Frequently Asked Questions
The statewide tax rate is 7.5%. In most areas of California, local jurisdictions have added district taxes that increase the tax owed by a seller. Those district tax rates range from 0.10% to 2.00%. Some areas may have more than one district tax in effect. Sellers are required to report and pay the applicable district taxes for their taxable sales and purchases.
If you need help identifying the correct rate, you may look up the rate by address, contact our Customer Service Center at 1 800-400-7115 (TTY: 711), or call the local BOE office closest to you for assistance.
The Board of Equalization administers California's sales and use, fuel, alcohol, tobacco, and other taxes and collects fees that fund specific state programs and ... http://www.boe.ca.gov/
The mission of the State Board of Equalization is to serve the public through fair, effective, and efficient tax administration. https://boe.ca.gov/onlineservices/
Obtaining a Seller's Permit. Who must obtain a seller's permit? What does engaged in business mean? What is meant by ordinarily subject to sales tax? How do ... https://www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/faqseller.htm
The Board of Equalization (BOE) offices do not accept cash as a method of payment (except for the Motor Carrier Office and the Special Taxes and Fees Office). http://www.boe.ca.gov/elecsrv/payment.htm
Sales & Use Tax in California. The Business Tax and Fee Department and the Field Operations Department are responsible for administering California's state, ... http://www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/sutprograms.htm
File a Return. Depending on your type of business, the BOE offers convenient online filing services for eligible accounts. For those tax or fee payers who have ... https://www.boe.ca.gov/file_a_return.htm
The Board of Equalization (BOE) wants to make doing business in California as easy as possible. You can register for a seller's permit or use tax account using ... https://www.boe.ca.gov/info/reg.htm
Contact a local Board of Equalization office ... Division, State Board of Equalization, P.O. Box 942879, Sacramento, CA 94279-0079, 1-916-324-2507 ( TTY:711). http://www.boe.ca.gov/formspubs/