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Top 250 tax delinquents receive FTB letter

On August 24, 2007, we mailed Notice of Public Disclosure of Tax Delinquency letters to the top 250 delinquent taxpayers.

Assembly Bill 1418 (Horton) directs FTB to publicly disclose a list of the top 250 largest state income tax debtors who owe more than $100,000 in tax. The top 250 delinquent taxpayers owe more than $263 million in delinquent personal income and business taxes, with individual debts ranging from $185,000 to nearly $27 million. The Board of Equalization has a similar list of the state's top sales and use tax delinquencies.

The Notice of Public Disclosure letters gave taxpayers an opportunity to pay, or arrange to pay their liability within 30 days, and avoid being listed on the Internet. Those who received the notice but fail to take steps to resolve their accounts will have the following information posted on the FTB Website at www.ftb.ca.gov:

  • Their name and city.
  • Tax amount due.
  • Type of tax owed.
  • Date the earliest state tax lien was filed.
  • Any payments made that the taxpayer wants made public.

Watch for the Internet posting in early October.

If your client receives this notice, you can contact us at:

  • Personal Income Taxes: (866) 418-3702.
  • Business Entity Taxes: (866) 914-5594.