Apr 10, 2014 3:14 PM
The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) today updated its Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayers list and one businesses listed was Ernest R. Rouse and Associates, a real estate appraisal company located in Redding.
According to the FTB list Ernest R. Rouse and Associates owe $467,952.02 in taxes.
The new list comprises of 275 individuals and 72 businesses. Combined they owe the state more than $161 million.
In October, FTB sent letters to 500 taxpayers who potentially could appear on the list if they failed to resolve their tax liabilities. 153 taxpayers resolved their accounts prior to the list’s publication. More than $316 million has been collected from the top debtors program since its October 2007 inception.
Ernest R. Rouse and Associates secretary Mary Rouse issued a statement, “The tax amount shown for our firm on the State of California list of 500 top delinquent taxpayers is incorrect. Our corporation’s revenues were significantly lower than what the State used when they estimated the tax amount due. We have made payments on the amount due and have been in contact with Franchise Tax Board Staff to resolve this matter.”
A Paradise doctor, Randolph D. Whinnery was listed as an individual owing a significant amount. Whinnery owes $643,980.14.
A call to Dr. Whinnery was not returned.