Death & Taxes

California's D-List Tax Evaders

Want to help California close its budget deficit? See a Sinbad movie. The Associated Press reports that comedian Sinbad Adkins and singer Dionne Warwick are among California's ten worst tax debtors. Sinbad owes $2.5 million, while Warwick owes $2.2 million. To get their names off the list, the celebrities will either have to pay up or agree to an installment plan to make steps towards settling their debt to the state. Pursuant to California tax code, the state's Franchise Tax Board publishes a list of its top 250 "delinquent taxpayers" every year. Topping this year's list? One Winson T. Lee of Lafayette, CA, accused of owing the state nearly $10 million.