By law the California State Board of Equalization (SBE) is required to publish each quarter a list of the 250 sales and use tax debts owed to the California. In order to make this list the California sales tax debt must be over $100,000. However, the tax debt will not be listed if the taxpayer has contacted the SBE and made an installment agreement, or other arrangements such as an offer in compromise.
For the last quarter of 2007 the California sales tax debts on the list ranged from $17.5 million down to a low of “only” $362,297.09. Except for admitted sales taxes liability reported on a sales tax return filed with the California State Board of Equalization, the SBE can not generally bill additional sales taxes without affording the taxpayer a hearing before the 5 member Board of Equalization. For more information about the appeals process read our article.
If you have a California Sales Tax problem in excess of $75,000 please call California sales tax problem attorneys at Brager Tax Law Group, A P.C.