California's List of Top Delinquent Taxpayers Released

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The State of California Franchise Tax Board released its annual list of the state's top 250 delinquent taxpayers on its website today. The list includes businesses and individual taxpayers with state income tax liens greater than $100,000.

In the last list first posted last year and updated on April 7, 2011, former Baywatch star and Playboy playmate, Pamela Anderson, appeared. She owed $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, owed over $13.1 million. Their tax lien was filed on July 21, 2009.

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