Franchise Tax Board to Mail Public Disclosure of Tax Delinquency Letters

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August 22, 2014

Purpose of Bulletin

To inform staff we will mail 500 Notice of Public Disclosure of Tax Delinquency letters on August 22, 2014. We will send letters to the top delinquent personal income tax (PIT) and business entity (BE) taxpayers who owe over $100,000. We intend to publish this information on our public website during the week of October 13, 2014.

Background

California Revenue and Taxation Code (R&TC) Section19195 requires us to publicly disclose the names, addresses, and amounts due of the top 500 delinquent PIT and BE taxpayers who owe over $100,000 where the amount due is subject to a recorded notice of state tax lien. R&TC also requires us to include occupational or professional license information, including license number and status, and the names of principal officers and their titles. We updated and published this list bi-annually.

Taxpayers appearing on our list are subject to having their occupational, professional, and drivers’ licenses suspended by the issuing agencies. In addition, California state agencies are precluded from entering into contracts for the acquisition of goods or services with taxpayers on the list.

Additional Information

Only PIT and BE assigned collectors work these accounts. The accounts can be identified in the We Have window of ARCS with one of the following comments:

  • T5Ltr2
  • T5PubPrev
  • T5LtrBE2
  • T5PubPrevBE

Taxpayer Inquiries

Refer taxpayers who received a Notice of Public Disclosure of Tax Delinquency letter to:

  • PIT: 888.426.8555
  • BE: 888.426.8751
  • ftb.ca.gov and search for Top 500

Refer media contacts to:

  • Public Affairs at 916.845.4800

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