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Board of Equalization Unveils New Top 500 Tax Debtors
By Sentinel News Service
Published July 12, 2012

Board of Equalization Unveils New Top 500 Tax Debtors
New Tools Help Ensure Compliance and Close Tax Gap

Sacramento – Individuals and businesses appearing on the Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayer list face new penalties beginning July 1, according to the California Board of Equalization (BOE). They could lose their state-issued licenses, including driver’s licenses and occupational or professional licenses.  Under the new law, state agencies will also be prohibited from entering into contracts with the Top 500.

The penalties are part of a law aimed at providing incentives for tax delinquents to pay their debts.  The BOE is committed to collecting taxes owed to the state to provide revenues needed for essential public services. Those on the updated Top 500 list owe $570.8 million.

“When taxpayers choose to ignore their tax debts, they leave the Board no alternative but to step up its enforcement efforts,” said Chairman Jerome E. Horton, author of the legislation that created the original list. “Their failure to play by the rules places an unfair burden on all Californians and robs the state of funding for critical services like education and public safety.”
The total amount collected by the BOE since the first list was posted in 2007 is $5.7 million. Taxpayers who are scheduled to be listed are given a 30-day notice so they have a chance to take care of their bills. Tax liabilities under appeal, in litigation, or in bankruptcy proceedings are not included on the list.

The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) also has a Top 500 list and together with the BOE have collected more than $135 million since the program began.

The original Top 250 delinquency list was a result of a state law (AB 1418) authored by BOE Chairman Jerome Horton when he was a member of the California State Assembly in 2006. The Top 250 list was expanded to 500 in 2012 under AB 1424.

BOE’s list of the state’s Top 500 sales and use tax delinquencies is updated quarterly at Taxpayers on the Top 500 list may contact the BOE to resolve their accounts and make payment agreements. Taxpayers who need assistance may contact the BOE at 916-445-5167.  The FTB Top 500 list published biannually is on FTB’s website at

To view BOE’s Top 500 list of sales and use tax delinquencies list, visit

The following names were added to the Top 500 list for the second quarter 2012:

NAME    DBA    City    State    Balance Amount Due
– KEITH JOHN LONDOS                                     RECREATIONAL WAREHOUSE                        NORCO    CA    $1,429,490.00

– WILLIAM EMMET WEHRLI                                  BILL WEHRLI WINDOWS                           FOSSIL    OR    $1,371,634.00

– SY SINGHAL                                                                                          HUNTINGTON BEACH    CA    $1,304,926.00

 – TALAL N. HAMATI                                                                                     GRANADA HILLS    CA    $1,294,526.00

 -MIAMI COMPUTER SUPPLY CORPORATION                     MCSI                                          ALISO VIEJO    CA    $1,064,824.00

 -MANN MOTOR CORPORATION                                                                              SAN JOSE    CA    $956,179.00

 -SILVESTRE MADRID                                      HAYWARD AUTO PLAZA                            HAYWARD    CA    $871,861.00

 -MUNIR MANSOOR ALI                                                                                   ANAHEIM    CA    $799,589.00

 -MAIN STREET CALIFORNIA, INC                           T.G.I. FRIDAY’S                               PHOENIX    AZ    $775,291.00

– CASSANDRA,LLC                                         CENTRAL PARK RESTAURANT                       OAKLAND    CA    $770,882.00

-ALEJANDRO URIBE GARDIEL                                                                             LAS VEGAS    NV    $758,801.00

-JESUS VELASCO MEDINA                                                                                SYLMAR    CA    $757,876.00

-SANG SUN PATTERSON                                    ULTRA MART                                    LOS ANGELES    CA    $719,086.00

-WISAL AMEEN                                                                                         SAN MATEO    CA    $710,107.00

-ALFREDO ENRIQUE PERNISCO SR                                                                         SANTA MONICA    CA    $655,999.00

-STARTING POINT , LLC                                  CASTRO VALLEY ARCO AM/PM                      DUBLIN    CA    $637,221.00

-JEFFREY RICHMOND SAN DIEGO                            RED LANTERN                                   BURLINGAME    CA    $610,328.00

-ANGELICA PLASENCIA                                                                                  TULARE    CA    $608,158.00

-SELECT OFFICE SOLUTIONS, INC                                                                        IRWINDALE    CA    $572,126.00

-CATHERINE ELAINE SOUZA                                SOUZA TIRE                                    SANGER    CA    $560,729.00

-JOHN BERNARD DUBEAU                                                                                 FRESNO    CA    $549,310.00

-EDUCATION ENRICHMENT RESOURCES INC                    BEST COMPUTER SUPPLIES                        RENO    NV    $541,512.00

-WESTERN SHOWER DOOR INC.                                                                            FREMONT    CA    $539,026.00

-CLARKLIFT OF CALIFORNIA, INC.                                                                       SANTA FE SPRING    CA    $523,170.00

-LA CANADA ENTERPRISES, INC.                           LA CANADA UNOCAL                              LA CANADA FLINT    CA    $520,257.00


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Elected in 2010, Chairman Jerome E. Horton is the Fourth District Member of the California State Board of Equalization, representing more than 8.5 million residents in Los Angeles County. He is also the Board of Equalization Legislative Committee chairman.  He is the first to serve on the Board of Equalization with over 21 years of experience at the BOE. Horton previously served as an Assembly Member of the California State Assembly from 2000-2006.
The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board.  The BOE collects more than $50 billion annually in taxes and fees supporting state and local government services.  It hears business tax appeals, acts as the appellate body for franchise and personal income tax appeals, and serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes.  For more information on other taxes and fees in California, visit

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