Tax News
Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayers Face Suspension
of Driver’s and Occupational Licenses

Starting October 2012, we will work with Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to suspend driver’s licenses for individuals who appear on the Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayer list. Additionally, top 500 delinquent taxpayers face suspension of occupational and professional licenses. (Business and Professions Code Section 494.5)

A taxpayer can avoid this list if they:

  • Pay their tax liability in full.
  • Enter into and comply with an installment agreement (California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 19008).
  • Provide information to resolve their tax liability in some other manner (i.e. proof of bankruptcy, proof that the liability isn’t owed, substantiation of a permanent financial hardship).

Additionally, the law prohibits state agencies from entering into contracts for the acquisition of goods and services with taxpayers who appear on the Top 500 list. (California Public Contract Code Section 10295.4)

We publish the list twice a year.

Contact us at the phone numbers or the address below to discuss and resolve your tax delinquency:

Personal Income Tax: 888.426.8555
Business Income Tax: 888.426.8751

Mail correspondence to:

Franchise Tax Board
PO Box 3065
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-3065

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