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Oakland firm owes $15.8 mil in state taxes

By Josh Richman
Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 at 11:42 am in taxes.

An Oakland shipping-container company now ranks second on the California Board of Equalization’s list of biggest sales and use tax delinquents.

The board updated its list today, adding 22 entities that owe a total of almost $72 million.

Almost $15.8 million of that amount is owed by C & JD USA Inc. of Oakland; a lien in that amount was issued Aug. 17.

State law since 2007 has required the Board of Equalization to post online a list of the biggest tax scofflaws; those on the list are notified 30 days before it’s published and given a chance to settle their debts. Since the program’s start, 31 qualifying taxpayers whose account balances totaled $31.4 million in sales and use taxes have come forward to take care of their debts; $4.1 million of that money has been collected so far.

The only other Bay Area taxpayer added to the list today was Nabil Khalil Msalam of Redwood City, who owes just over $2 million. Records show Msalam owns Cortella Gas Inc., Easy Stop Gas Inc. and American Canyon Gas Inc. The Secretary of State’s database shows all three companies have been suspended; suspensions can be ordered by the Franchise Tax Board for failure to pay taxes.

See a complete list of the newly added sales and use tax delinquencies, after the jump…

  • CALIF.TARGET ENTERPRISES INC., DOWNEY — $18,100,460
  • C & JD USA, INC., OAKLAND – $15,783,197
  • GARY LAZAR/P & M SERVICE STATIONS, GARDEN GROVE — $10,866,214
  • YESENIA AYANARA TREJO/JESSIE’S AUTO SALES, LOS ANGELES –$3,738,291
  • ALAMEDA MANAGEMENT CO. INC., VERNON — $2,950,091
  • YOUSEF HOODNEH, SAN DIEGO — $2,615,049
  • NABIL KHALIL MSALAM, REDWOOD CITY — $2,002,274
  • ABC NJ INC./BOSCH KIA ISUZU OF CORONA — $1,699,233
  • ALICIA STEPHENSON, AGOURA HILLS — $1,665,817
  • ANSYSTEN INC/COMMANDER BOATS, PERRIS — $1,301,163
  • FORBCO MANAGEMENT CORP./SIZZLER FAMILY STEAK HOUSES, SEAL BEACH — $1,271,828
  • JOHN PORTER, PALM BEACH, FL — $1,070,865
  • ROSIES BBQ GRILLERY, INC./ROSIES, WEST HILLS — $1,040,512
  • MICHAEL STEPHENSON, LOS ANGELES — $1,012,529
  • FORBCO SIZZLER PARTNERS L.P./SIZZLER RESTAURANT, FOOTHILL RANCH — $969,507
  • GARY LAZAR AND DIVINE GRACE LAZAR/PRONTO MARKETING COMPANY, GARDEN GROVE — $964,326
  • RACHELLE RENEE GEACH, WILMINGTON, NC — $943,371
  • HOVLEY CENTER TIRE INC., PALM DESERT — $904,230.00
  • BARRANCA INVESTMENTS INC./ARCO GAS-MINIMART, COVINA –$767,864
  • SOUTHLAND FIREPLACES INC., LOS ANGELES — $729,788
  • DSRV’S INC./RV SUPERCENTER, TEMECULA — $722,174
  • INLAND EMPIRE AUTO CENTER INC., FONTANA –$715,013
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    • Gus Morrison

      Reviewing the list, it seems to me there are a huge number of auto sales places delinquent on their taxes. It would be an easy fix if the sales tax on a vehicle was required to be paid when the car was registered. You can’t get a building permit without paying your fees, why not tie registration to paying the taxes?

    • Bill S

      More importantly, why does the BOE allow such large sums to accumulate? At the first sight of delinquent taxes, enforcement should be on top of it and if the business has spent the taxes collected and can’t pay, suspend their operations until they can. Waiting until the sums reach 6 digits is rediculous.