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…