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Some of the state’s biggest tax debtors are here

By Josh Richman
Monday, April 7th, 2008 at 4:53 pm in John Chiang, Sacramento.

California’s Franchise Tax Board today released a new list of the state’s top 250 tax debtors, who collectively owe more than $123 million in personal or corporate income taxes — certainly not chump change, even in the face of the state’s massive budget deficit.

“Unpaid taxes that are on the books should be used to help provide all Californians with services at the state and local levels,” said State Controller and FTB Chair John Chiang. “Hopefully, this action will encourage the taxpayers that owe taxes but do not pay them to come forward and quickly help the Franchise Tax Board remove their names from the list.”

State law requires the FTB to post this list after notifying those on it that their delinquencies will become public. And don’tcha know, almost three dozen of these big-time tax debtors are from here in the Bay Area — including Oakland musician/producer Dwayne Wiggins (of Tony! Toni! Toné! fame) — owing a total of more than $15.6 million. See the local list, after the jump…

So here are the locals, with name, city, amount owed and date of lien:

  • Xin Mian Pan, San Francisco — $2,888,772 (5/14/07)
  • George Georgiou, Ross — $1,333,281 (1/18/07)
  • Bassam Mohamad & Heather Stewart, Fremont — $959,865 (8/8/03)
  • Powerstar Products Inc., Albany — $811,214 (4/12/05)
  • Joe Nguyen, San Jose — $775,964 (12/11/02)
  • Dwayne Wiggins, Oakland — $494,180 (8/17/04)
  • Robin Tolleson, Sunnyvale — $488,293 (12/4/03)
  • Dipak Rupani, Union City — $422,306 (7/2/07)
  • Michael Bailey, Woodside — $360,624 (2/8/00)
  • Alan Miller, Pacifica — $349,013 (3/12/99)
  • Mohammad Alami, Martinez — $343,886 (7/19/06)
  • Armando Moreno, Oakland — $339,369 (1/13/98)
  • Arthur Thompson, Oakland — $316,133 (2/1/99)
  • Paul Burriesci, San Francisco — $312,931 (2/15/05)
  • Scott Caldwell, San Jose — $312,250 (1/14/05)
  • Robert Yue, San Francisco — $306,804 (1/11/06)
  • Pamela Yanchik, Danville — $304,954 (12/27/07)
  • Gregory Burns, Oakland — $297,432 (10/11/02)
  • Joe Herrera, Gilroy — $294,925 (8/30/03)
  • Eldon Grupp, San Jose — $290,636 (8/22/07)
  • David Reilly, Fairfield — $276,305 (9/28/98)
  • Troy Eisenheuser, Bodega — $268,158 (6/8/99)
  • John Meza, Walnut Creek — $267,816 (6/25/07)
  • Divina & Edwin Natividad, San Jose — $253,996 (7/26/07)
  • John Erickson, San Francisco — $250,628 (11/17/04)
  • Mark Redburn, San Jose — $249,249 (5/24/04)
  • Michael Brooks, Oakland — $243,127 (2/15/05)
  • Lloyd Bramhall, Los Gatos — $233,817 (7/6/07)
  • Ann Martin, San Francisco — $232,599 (3/24/94)
  • Todd Morgenthaler, San Jose — $232,137 (1/24/01)
  • Timothy Chen, Concord — $223,644 (4/26/99)
  • James Savoldi, San Francisco — $220,603 (3/12/07)
  • Renier Kelleter, Livermore — $218,818 (03/16/99)
  • James Jefferson, San Francisco — $217,435 (4/05/06)
  • Diana Wayne, Redwood City — $213,834 (7/31/07)
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    • Progressive Democrat

      What about the TAX LOOPHOLES for the corporations? What about the fact that California is the ONLY STATE where oil leaves the ground (or sea I guess) untaxed? This amount is PEANUTS to the dollar.