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Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayers – Franchise Tax Board

Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayers – Franchise Tax Board

Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayers, as reported by the California Franchise Tax Board (“FTB”). Per the website: We are required by law to post this information at least twice annually. We notify each taxpayer by certified mail 30 days before we post their information. As cases are resolved, those taxpayers are removed from the list, reducing […]

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Top 500 Sales & Use Tax Delinquencies in California

Top 500 Sales & Use Tax Delinquencies in California

Top 500 Sales & Use Tax Delinquencies in California, as reported by the SBE. Below is a list of the 500 largest delinquent sales and use tax accounts over $100,000. The Board of Equalization (BOE) is required by law* to post this information every quarter, removing amounts that are being addressed through payment arrangement, bankruptcy, […]

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Little evidence seen of U.S. interstate ‘tax migration’ threat

Little evidence seen of U.S. interstate ‘tax migration’ threat

In an article published in Reuters, tax cutters argue high taxes drive people out of state, and studies find little support for idea of tax migration.  Here’s the article. Millionaire golfer Phil Mickelson’s recent musings on leaving California to avoid its high taxes seemed to support the idea, popular in some state capitals nowadays, that […]

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State sales tax hunters to visit O.C. businesses

State sales tax hunters to visit O.C. businesses

As reported in the news of the OC Register, State Board of Equalization auditors will visit Brea and other areas to check on compliance and boost revenue.  We have previously blogged on this in “State Tax Hunters visit Orange County,” and in Here we come, walking down the street, get funniest looks from, everyone we […]

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California Businesses paid $90 billion in taxes in 2011

California Businesses paid $90 billion in taxes in 2011

As reported in the news, OC Register, Jan Norman, “California Businesses paid $90 billion in taxes in 2011,” the first thought was where did the money go?  According to the article, California collects more in dollars in state and local businesses taxes than any other state, 14% of the nationwide total of $643.9 billion. Second […]

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“I’ll be back” – State Board of Equalization on the prowl in Orange County & Elsewhere

“I’ll be back” – State Board of Equalization on the prowl in Orange County & Elsewhere

Editor’s Note:  I recently blogged that California State Board of Equalization tax hunters will visit more than 9,200 businesses in La Habra, Huntington Beach and six other cities in search of unpaid sales and use taxes and other mandated fees, according to the California State Board of Equalization.  Well, per the article from my all […]

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News Alert: Measure to fight underground economy advances

News Alert: Measure to fight underground economy advances

Editor’s Note:  as reported by my favorite business writer, Jan Norman, of the OC Register, there is a bill in the state legislature that is the latest in a long effort to collect taxes in California’s underground economy has passed the Senate and is now being considered in the Assembly.  SB 1185 by Sen. Curren […]

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State Board of Equalization: Another List to Avoid, . . . top tax debtors

State Board of Equalization:  Another List to Avoid, . . . top tax debtors

In an article by Jan Norman, OC Register, another “top tax debtor list”  has been released, this time by the California State Board of Equalization.  Four individuals or businesses with Orange County addresses have been added to to California’s list of  500 top sales and use tax delinquents, according to the State Board of Equalization. […]

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FTB Alert: California tax delinquents list includes notable names

FTB Alert: California tax delinquents list includes notable names

Cnet co-founder Halsey Minor, ‘Baywatch’ actress Pamela Anderson, ‘Girls Gone Wild’ founder Joseph Francis and boxer James N. Toney owe past-due taxes, California says.  As reported in an article, below, by Marc Lifsher and Scott Wilson, Los Angeles Times. SACRAMENTO – Halsey M. Minor, the Cnet co-founder and a high-tech business pioneer of the 1990s, […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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