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Archive for October 12th, 2007

Publicly shaming delinquent taxpayers

Posted by taxguru on October 12, 2007

The California Franchise Tax Board has a policy of posting the names of taxpayers (or more accurately, non-payers) who owe more than $100,000 on this special page on their website.  They show the amounts and the city where the taxpayer was last known to reside.

As I’ve always mentioned, merely crossing the borders of the PRC is no reason to feel secure from the FTB’s extremely aggressive collection actions.  Several of the names have non-California addresses, including some celebrities such as:

Orenthal Simpson of Miami, FL owing $1,435,484.17 for personal income taxes

Dionne Warwick of S. Orange, NJ owing $2,665,305.83 for personal income taxes

What tax collector is crazy enough to go after OJ Simpson for back taxes, knowing his method of dealing with exes (ex-wife, ex home state)?



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