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James R. Dumler, CPA

About James R. Dumler, CPA

James graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in accounting, and has completed the California Board of Equalization’s training program. James currently specializes in California and multi-state sales and use tax matters including, but not limited to the hospitality, medical, high-tech, eCommerce, and automobile industries. James is the founder and manager of McClellan Davis’ vehicle, vessel and aircraft exemption program. Email James

Statewide Compliance and Outreach (SCOP)

Statewide Compliance and Outreach (SCOP) So, you’ve been contacted, either in person or by letter, by the California Board of Equalization’s, Statewide Compliance and Outreach Program (SCOP)…what do you do now? Well, let me provide you with some background information before we answer that question.

Statewide Compliance Outreach Program CautionFirst, let me discuss what the unit is supposed to be doing. The mission of SCOP, at least in theory, is one that’s beneficial to taxpayers. In short, they are supposed to be educating business owners on their sales/use/property tax responsibilities. In a business […]

Thinking of Purchasing an Aircraft…Read this First!

If you are one of the fortunate California residents that have the means and wherewithal to purchase your own private aircraft, you need to make sure and finish reading this article before you sign on the dotted line.

With tax rates at historic levels in California (over 10% in some jurisdictions) the amount of use tax owed on your new ‘bird’ may be a six-figure sum. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to legally avoid paying use tax on that transaction? Well in California, while the options to eliminate your tax burden have been significantly narrowed from previous […]