FTB updates Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayers list - Spidell

FTB updates Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayers list


The FTB has published its updated Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayers list, which includes individuals and businesses that collectively owe the state more than $178 million in income tax.

Since the list’s inception in October 2007, the FTB has collected more than $1 billion from delinquent taxpayers through the program.

Consequences taxpayers face as a result of being on the Top 500 list include:

  • If the taxpayer holds a professional or occupational license, that information is noted on the list and the license may be suspended until the tax bill is resolved;
  • The delinquent taxpayer’s driver’s license may be suspended until the tax bill is resolved;
  • State agencies are prohibited from entering into contracts for the acquisition of goods or services with listed taxpayers; and
  • The FTB publishes the names and titles of principal officers of corporations on the list.

FTB removes a taxpayer from the list once the debt is paid, or once the taxpayer agrees to make payments under an approved agreement or compromise. Tax liabilities for which the persons liable have filed for bankruptcy protection are not included on the list.

View the lists at:

www.ftb.ca.gov/about-ftb/newsroom/top-500-past-due-balances/index.html