Two From Millbrae on FTB Top 500 Delinquent Tax List

The just-released list shows eight San Mateo County taxpayers, personal and corporate, owe California a total of more than $4.3 million.


Two taxpayers from Millbrae owe the State of California a combined total of nearly $750,000 according to information provided by the Franchise Tax Board and released on Friday.

The FTB says Chihyih & Tefung Chen owe over $407,000 in personal income taxes, and Larry Chang owes nearly $330,000, also in personal taxes.

In a release sent to news media, the FTB says it mailed letters in November 2011 to individuals and businesses who could qualify to be on this list if they did not resolve their outstanding liabilities.

The FTB says it has collected more than $25 million in payments from individuals and businesses willing to pay their tax debt and to prevent their names from being publicly posted.

The leading delinquent taxpayers in the state are close to us. The data shows that Halsey M. & Shannon Minor, who list their residence in San Francisco, owe personal taxes of nearly $10.5 million.

Nearly 90 percent of taxpayers pay the taxes they owe, according to the FTB. Those who don’t pay contribute to California’s tax gap - the difference between taxes owed to the state and taxes actually paid.

More than $118 million has been collected from the list since it was first posted in October 2007.

According to the FTB, Taxpayers on the Top 500 list will be removed once the tax is paid or the taxpayer agrees to make payments under an approved installment agreement or offer in compromise.

Tax liabilities under appeal, in litigation, or in bankruptcy proceedings are not included on the list.

Here's a list of the San Mateo County residents and businesses who were included on the Top 500 list:


Name Address Amount Due Tax Type


Halsey M. & Shannon Minor San Francisco, CA 94118 $10,455,581 Personal

San Mateo County

Caresystems, Inc. Burlingame, CA 94010 $1,964,577 Corporate Frank J. Vigil Stanford, CA 94309 $425,042 Personal Chihyih & Tefung Chen Millbrae, CA 94030 $407,764 Personal Jo Ann James Interior Design, Inc. Menlo Park, CA 94025 $376,368 Corporate Sta America Incorporated San Mateo, CA 94401 $362,797 Corporate Larry Chang Millbrae, CA 94030 $332,871 Personal Alexander Miroshnichenko Menlo Park, CA 94025 $260,873 Personal Rommel J. Mijares Daly City, CA 94014 $258,253 Personal Total San Mateo County

Total California
Doug Radtke April 14, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Hm.. posted a similar article few months ago.
Dave Colby April 14, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Sharp eyes, Doug! This article is based on a biannual list - released Friday - that the FTB is required by law to publish; the difference between the FTB list six months ago and this list is, of course, new names, and names that have dropped off, and the expansion of the list from 250 delinquents to 500, the result of the passage of AB 1424, which also gives the FTB additional enforcement tools. The new law requires FTB post a biannual list of the 500 largest state income tax debtors who owe more than $100,000. On Friday, the FTB released that list.


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