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Apr142011

California's List of Top Delinquent Taxpayers Released

Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- The State of California Franchise Tax Board released its annual list of the state's top 250 delinquent taxpayers on its website Wednesday.  The list includes businesses and individual taxpayers with state income tax liens greater than $100,000.

Former Baywatch star and Playboy playmate Pamela Anderson appears on the list.  She's said to owe $493,144.68 for a tax lien filed on April 7, 2009.  Anderson's residence is listed as Woodland Hills, 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

As of April 7, 2011, the biggest delinquent taxpayer was Halsey Minor, founder of CNET, the technology news site.  He and his wife, Shannon, whose address is listed as San Francisco, owe over $13.1 million.  Their tax lien was filed on July 21, 2009.

With the April 18 tax deadline just five days away, celebrities may want to take heed of the new list.

"When taxpayers do not pay their fair share, it places an unfair burden on those who do," the tax board states on the website.  "Closing the gap is in the best interest of all Californians."

The state's annual tax gap is estimated to be $6.5 billion, according to the website.

"We urge any taxpayer who appears on this list to contact us immediately to arrange to pay their delinquent state income tax," the board said.

As of April 8, the IRS has processed over 95.8 million individual tax returns. 

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