List of tax delinquents released

LOS ANGELES - The California State Board of Equalization this week released an updated list of California's largest sales and use tax delinquencies and topping the list of newcomers is Beverly Hills-based Shawn Glenn Silver, which owes the state more than $3 million.Jerome Horton, vice chairperson of the BOE, authored legislation in 2006 that permitted the board to publish the names of delinquent taxpayers. Horton said the list has "proven a successful way to prompt the delinquent taxpayers to come forward and pay the amounts due promptly." Since the list has been made public, 30 qualifying taxpayers whose account balances represent $30 million in sales and use tax liabilities have taken care of their debts, Horton said. Twenty of the debtors agreed to make payments through installment plans while 10 made their payment in full. The list, updated quarterly, currently includes debtors with $333 million in tax liabilities. Included on the list is Downey Tex Inc., a gas station at the intersection of Woodruff Avenue and Imperial Highway, which owes more than $678,000 in delinquent taxes, according to the BOE.

********** Published: September 2, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 20