California Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayer list (May 31, 2012)
Individuals and businesses appearing on the Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayer list face new penalties beginning July 1, according to the California Board of Equalization (BOE). They could lose their state-issued licenses, including driver’s licenses and occupational or professional licenses. Under the new law, state agencies will also be prohibited from entering into contracts with the Top 500.
The penalties are part of a law aimed at providing incentives for tax delinquents to pay their debts. The BOE is committed to collecting taxes owed to the state to provide revenues needed for essential public services. Those on the updated Top 500 list owe $570.8 million.
The original Top 250 delinquency list was a result of a state law (AB 1418) authored by BOE Chairman Jerome Horton when he was a member of the California State Assembly in 2006. The Top 250 list was expanded to 500 in 2012 under AB 1424.
BOE’s list of the state’s Top 500 sales and use tax delinquencies is updated quarterly at boe.ca.gov. Taxpayers on the Top 500 list may contact the BOE to resolve their accounts and make payment agreements. Taxpayers who need assistance may contact the BOE at 916-445-5167. The FTB Top 500 list published biannually is on FTB’s website at ftb.ca.gov.