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The Top Delinquent Taxpayers in Elk Grove

One couple and one individual made the state's list of top delinquent taxpayers, owing more than $1 million combined.

State officials say one person and one couple from Elk Grove owe California hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes, and made the list of the state's top 500 delinquent taxpayers released Thursday.

According to the Franchise Tax Board, George T. Faison owes $444,370, while Satvinder and Josephine Sandhu owe $711,510.

"Taxpayers on the Top 500 list will be removed once the tax is paid or the taxpayer agrees to resolve their tax debt," the state's Franchise Tax Board said in a press release. The list doesn't include tax debts that are being appealed, litigated or in bankruptcy proceedings.

The state is getting tougher on tax debtors, and now may revoke state-issued licenses for people who owe. The Elk Grove residents on the list do hold state-issued licenses.

According to the state, these are the specifics of the tax debts owed by Faison and the Sandhus:

Name Address Amount Due Lien Filed License License Status Faison, George T Elk Grove, CA 95758 $444,369.79 1/22/10 Department of Real Estate Licensed Sandhu, Satvinder &  Sacramento, CA 95824 $711,510.18 11/10/09 Vocat. & Psychiatric Nurse Examiners Clear Sandhu, Josephine S Elk Grove, CA 95624 Total owed $1,155,879.97

Update: Faison has not yet returned a voicemail from Elk Grove Patch, while a phone number listed for the Sandhus has been disconnected. 

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Jacqueline Cheung October 14, 2012 at 05:36 AM
I understand that they are public record. I am still trying to understand what the purpose is for publishing their names in Elk Grove Patch. I don't think its true that there is a majority that does want to know who these people are. I think there are many who just don't care. But hey, if you want to know who these people are, then good for you....you now have their names and can avoid their businesses.
NTMP October 14, 2012 at 10:17 AM
What is the real reason for bringing a select few names to the attention of the reader? Are we supposed to righteously pound on the delinquents' doors and demand satisfaction? Challenge them to a duel? TP their house? Is this some kind of pay-back vendetta from the author?
Bwood October 14, 2012 at 02:19 PM
NTMP, you could just read the article, note the names, and move on. Nobody's asking you to take any kind of action, so enough with all the rhetorical questions already..
Bwood October 14, 2012 at 03:51 PM
That's right, Jacqueline. We could also avoid renting to them or selling them other big- ticket items like a house or a car or offering them credit cards for example, because they have a track record of not owning up to their responsibilities and paying their bills. I'd say it's a LONG track record considering that their tax bills alone are somewhere between half to three-quarters of a MILLION dollars. Capisce, Jacqueline?
Karen Penfold October 14, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Have you paid your taxes? We've paid ours. This is relevant news. The article didn't bash these people and look into their personal lives or give an opinion that was degrading regarding these local citizens that owe hundreds of thousands of dollars to our community. He reported relevant news. I appreciate and LOVE positive news stories about our community and their are many of them. I also appreciate well documented factual news. Thanks Bwood

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