Two individual taxpayers from Saratoga owe the state of California more than $2.6 million, according to information provided by the Franchise Tax Board and released Thursday.
The FTB says Saratogan Kelly L. Brooks owes the state $2,233,224.84 in unpaid personal income taxes, and Steven Song owes $347,760.72, also in personal taxes.
In addition, Hocopar, Inc., a company the FTB lists with a Saratoga address, owes $2,299,119.51 in income taxes, the largest delinquent corporate taxpayer in Santa Clara County. Hocopar, Inc. ranks #2 in the state, only exceeded by a firm in Walnut Creek that owes a little over $4 million.
A Los Gatos man, David L. Adams, owes the state $934,578.73 in personal income taxes.
The leading delinquent taxpayers in the state are in the Bay Area. The FTB data indicates Halsey M. & Shannon Minor, who list their residence in San Ramon, owe personal taxes of more than $10.7 million.
The Franchise Tax Board releases a Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayer List twice each year. The delinquencies must total in excess of $100,000 and be subject to a recorded notice of state tax lien. The list includes the taxpayer’s name and address, according to the FTB.
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. That gap currently sits at an estimated $10 billion.
More than $177 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 Santa Clara County residents and businesses who were included on the Top 500 list:
Name Address Amount Due Tax Type Santa Clara County Hocopar, Inc. Saratoga, CA 95070 $2,299,119.51 Corporate Brooks, Kelly L Saratoga, CA 95070 $2,233,224.84 Personal Adams, David L Los Gatos, CA 95032 $934,578.73 Personal Arpco Realty Services San Jose, CA 95129 $716,228.77 Corporate Advance Metal Spinning Inc San Jose, CA 95110 $512,603.20 Corporate Vigil, Frank J Stanford, CA 94309 $432,429.98 Personal Song, Steven Saratoga, CA 95070 $347,760.72 Personal Reilly, George P & Kara M. San Jose, CA 95125 $308,395.47 Personal Stevens, Arlene D Palo Alto, CA 94303 $261,578.29 Personal Alarcon, Philip J San Jose, CA 95124 $237,629.63 Personal Nguyen, David San Jose, CA 00000 $231,118.14 Personal Suth, Andy & Kimberly San Jose, CA 95133 $209,813.30 Personal Total Santa Clara County $8,724,480.58 Total California $224,012,696.71