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Top 500 Income Tax Debtors List Updated

We updated our Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayers list with 300 individuals and 52 businesses comprising the new list. Combined they owe the state more than $169 million.

In August, we sent letters to 500 taxpayers who potentially could appear on the list if they failed to resolve their tax liabilities. Of this total, 148 taxpayers resolved their accounts, and paid more than $5.3 million, to prevent their being publically named on the list. More than $274 million has been collected from the top debtors program since its October 2007 inception.

Being on the Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayer list carries added provisions which includes:

  • Suspension of state-issued licenses including driver’s licenses and occupational or professional licenses.
  • Published professional and occupational license information.
  • Prohibits state agencies from entering into certain contracts with listed debtors.
  • Published the names and titles of principal officers of listed corporations.

We remove a taxpayer from the list once the tax is paid or the taxpayer agrees to make payments under an approved installment agreement or offer in compromise. Tax liabilities in bankruptcy cases are not included on the list.

Individuals on the list can contact us at 888.426.8555 to resolve their accounts. Business taxpayers can call 888.426.8751.

The Top 500 list is published twice a year in April and October.

The Board of Equalization has a similar list of the state’s top sales and use tax delinquencies, which they update quarterly.

 

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