ALERT-Potential License Denial or Suspension for Failure to Pay Taxes
Effective July 1, 2012, the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services is required to deny an application for licensure and to suspend the license/certificate/registration of any applicant or licensee who has outstanding tax obligations due to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) or the State Board of Equalization (BOE) and appears on either the FTB or BOE's certified lists of top 500 tax delinquencies over $100,000. (AB 1424, Perea, Chapter 455, Statutes of 2011)
Once it has been determined that an applicant or a licensee is on a certified list, the applicant or licensee has 90 days from the issuance of a preliminary notice of suspension to either satisfy all outstanding tax obligations or enter into a payment installment program with the FTB or BOE. Any such person who fails to come into compliance will have his/her license denied or suspended until the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services receives a release from the FTB or BOE. The form for requesting a release will be included with the preliminary notice of suspension.
The law prohibits the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services from refunding any money paid for the issuance or renewal of a license where the license is denied or suspended as required by AB 1424.
The FTB and BOE are currently expanding the certified lists from 250 to 500, but you can check if you are currently on the FTB's certified list at: www.ftb.ca.gov/aboutFTB/Delinquent_Taxpayers.shtml or the BOE's certified list at: www.boe.ca.gov/cgi-bin/deliq.cgi. If you believe you are on either list in error, please call the FTB at (888) 426-8555 or the BOE at 916-323-8624. For Bureau related licensing issues please call (800) 952-5210.
Welcome to the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
The Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) protects consumers by licensing and regulating the following industries:
Alarm Company Operator & Alarm Company Employees
Locksmith Companies & Locksmith Company Employees
Private Patrol Operators & Security Guards
Proprietary Private Security Officer & Employer
Repossessor Agencies & Repossessor Agency Employees
Training Facilities & Training Instructors
As part of its mission, the Bureau actively investigates complaints against its licensees and works to punish unlicensed business operations. This includes the suspension and revocation of licenses and seeking administrative, criminal, and civil sanctions against violators. Undercover sting and sweep operations are conducted on an ongoing basis throughout all of California.
BSIS also educates consumers, administers examinations to validate prospective licensees, and issues licenses and permits. On this Web site you can find educational materials on our licensees, check the status of a BSIS issued license, and file a complaint. Prospective licensees can apply online and obtain any needed forms or applications.
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