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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tax Delinquents Publicly Shamed: 'Tis the Season

Posted By on Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM

The state do take a bite, don't it?
  • The state do take a bite, don't it?

As the days grow short and the winds turn chilly, 'tis the season -- the season for the state's final 2013 update of the biggest sales tax delinquents!

Why, oh why, must tax delinquent day come but once a year? (Answer: It doesn't. It's a quarterly festival of shame).

This seasonal carnival of public embarrassment has been the law of the land since 2007, when AB 1418 earned the governor's signature. So, don't think of perusing this list as schadenfreude. Think of it as public involvement.

As always, a San Francisco company does us proud and cracks the Board of Equalization's rankings.

The state's No. 1 sales tax delinquent -- which has, per the BOE, failed spectacularly to send in its fair share to California's coffers -- is Bruce Patrick McNall of Los Angeles (doing business as Summa Stable), at $7.91 million in the red. This entity first cracked the state's shitlist in 1994.

You have to scroll a bit down to discover a hometown delinquent. The No. 13 miscreant on the list is Ramirez Developers (doing business as Pacific Cement), which the Board of Equalization claims is in arrears to the tune of $3.5 million. Also making the cut are Robert Wesley Martin (doing business as San Francisco Medical Clinic) at $1.5M; and Eliezer Shaul (DBA Sterling Heights International) at $541K.

Checking in across the bay: The intriguingly named Cassandra, LLC (DBA Central Park Restaurant) of Oakland owes $810K; Oakland's High Technology Packing is on the hook for $622K; and Bay Bridge Nissan of Oakland has a $549K problem.

You can pore over the full list here.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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