US: The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) has released an online mapping tool for retailers. The tool will help the retailers in knowing the tax rate for their districts. The move is aimed at preventing consumers from being overcharged tax.
The tool allows the retailers to enter an address into the system, and the service pinpoints the location and provides the tax rate for that address. It also shows the entire area where that rate applies. Identifying the right sales tax rate in any given locale can be confusing for retailers as well as consumers, given the wide variety of rates applicable throughout our state. We are excited to offer this new, helpful online service to retailers,” said Executive Director Cynthia Bridges.