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Updated list of top 250 income tax debts

On April 7, FTB unveiled a new list of the state’s top 250 tax debtors, who collectively owe more than $123 million in income taxes.

At the top of the list is a $6.1 million corporate tax delinquency. One other corporate delinquency is in the top 10 highest tax amounts, owing $2.7 million. The remaining eight of the top 10 amounts owed are for personal income tax delinquencies, owing from $2.1 million to $4.4 million. Six of the top ten have California addresses, and four are located out of state.

FTB is required by law to post a list of the 250 state income tax debtors who owe the largest amounts greater than $100,000 in tax, after first notifying them that their delinquencies will become public. Since January 2008, the State has received approximately $4.2 million in payments from taxpayers desiring to keep their names from being posted. More than $500,000 was collected last year when the original list was posted in October.

Taxpayers who do make the list can have their information removed by paying the tax in full, or agreeing to pay by installment. Tax liabilities under appeal, litigation, in bankruptcy proceedings, or under consideration for an Offer in Compromise are not included on the list.

Delinquent taxpayers who appear on the list can contact us at these numbers:

  • Personal Income Tax: 866.418.3702.
  • Business Income Tax: 866.914.5594.

The complete list is updated annually on our website, The list information was last updated on April 4, 2008, and does not reflect payments made after that date. The Board of Equalization has a similar list of the state’s top sales and use tax delinquencies.