Top 500 Sales and Use Tax Delinquencies in California

Outstanding Tax Delinquency Amount: $593.7 Million

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–– The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) today announced the Top 500 sales and use tax delinquencies in California add up to $593.7 million owed to the state for the fourth quarter of 2012.

California’s Top 500 sales and use tax delinquent taxpayers are listed on the BOE website and for the first time, an interactive map displays the location of the Top 500 delinquent taxpayers, including the taxpayer  account name, address, and amount owed.

The law requires BOE to provide a certified list of the Top 500 tax delinquencies to participating state licensing agencies that may affect taxpayers’ occupational, professional, driver’s licenses, and precludes them from entering into contracts with state agencies. The certified list is provided to the agencies the same day it is published.

The BOE is required by law to post this information every quarter, removing amounts that are being addressed through installment payment agreements, bankruptcy, litigation, or appeal. Each taxpayer is notified 30 days before their information is posted.

Since the inception of this program, BOE has received a total of $7.4 million from 50 qualifying taxpayers that came forward to take care of their debts: 36 through installment payment agreements and 14 by making payment in full.

The total outstanding Top 500 sales and use tax delinquencies in California is $593.7 million, of that amount, $123 million are jointly owed liabilities.

The following 24 taxpayers were added to the Top 500 list with a combined amount of $21.6 million.

BOE’s list of the state’s Top 500 sales and use tax delinquencies is updated quarterly at http://1.usa.gov/BOETop500. Taxpayers on the Top 500 list may contact the BOE at 1-916-445-5167 to resolve their accounts and make payment agreements. The Franchise Tax Board’s Top 500 list is published biannually on FTB’s website at ftb.ca.gov.

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The five-member California State Board of Equalization is a publicly elected tax board. The Board of Equalization collects more than $53.7 billion annually in taxes and fees supporting state and local government services.  It hears business tax appeals, acts as the appellate body for franchise and personal income tax appeals, and serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes.  For more information on other taxes and fees in California, visit www.taxes.ca.gov.

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