Two Merced County individuals are among the biggest tax evaders in California, according to a list of the largest delinquent tax accounts over $100,000 updated by the California State Board of Equalization Friday.
Amrit Singh, owner of G-1 Auto Center in Los Banos, owes more than $563,000 in back sales and use taxes to the state. Per Fostvedt, also of Los Banos, owes in excess of $536,000. A tax lien was first placed on Sing in August 1998. Fostvedt’s first lien was assessed May 30, 2006.
The Board of Equalization is required by law to post the list of the state’s most egregious tax evaders every three months.
With each new post, amounts being addressed through payment arrangement, bankruptcy, litigation or appeal, are removed. Those included on the list are notified one month before their information is posted.
Taxpayers can request that any full or partial payments be posted on the list, which is published online. For both Singh and Fostvedt, no payments were logged on the delinquencies, according to the list.
The largest evader on the list owes the state $7.9 million, while the last of the 250 highest debtors owes $441, 203.
Reporter Danielle Gaines can be reached at (209) 385-2407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.