Nobody likes paying taxes. Granted, not all of us are "angry" enough about them to don a tricorn hat and start ranting about the Nafta Superhighway and the Federal Reserve. But the chunk of money Uncle Sam takes out of your paycheck every two weeks -- not to mention the hours and days of life you waste parsing the impenetrable U.S. tax code every year when April 15 rolls around -- easily breed resentment.
While nobody likes to pay the taxman, most of us do it. Call it what you will: civic spirit, fear of the Internal Revenue Service, a sheeplelike resistance to challenging the powers that be. But some of us are not so obedient. The California Board of Equalization periodically publishes a wall-of-shame list of the state's biggest tax debtors. The latest edition, which includes those with delinquent taxes of $100,000 or more, names three S.F. people and businesses.
1. Ramirez Developers, doing business as Pacific Cement, owing $3,216,701.
2. Boudames Business Machines Inc., doing business as Bay Area Computers/Microage, owing $2,033,734.
3. Mikial Singh Nijjar, owing $1,318,434.
Combined, these debtors owe $6,568,969. That must be enough to reopen a few state parks, right?
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