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California BOE Updates List of Delinquent Taxpayers


The State Board of Equalization has updated its quarterly online list of the "Top 500 sales and use tax delinquencies." Making the list is a dubious distinction, indeed. New to the list is an interactive map that displays the account name and location of delinquent taxpayers and the amount owed. Yikes.

The list formerly named only the top 250 delinquent taxpayers, but new legislations allow the BOE to expand the list to a whopping 500. In addition, the new legislations preclude delinquent taxpayers from contracting with the state.

California's delinquent sales and use taxes total $593.7 million. Scanning the list, it's easy to see how that impressive total can be reached. This quarter's list adds an individual who owes $2,583,457.15 -- a number that pales when compared to the $18,629.275.00 owed by the business at the top of the list. Just think of the penalties and fees.

Since the start of this program, the California State Board of Equalization has collected more than $7 million from taxpayers who paid their debts after seeing their name on the list.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.