IRS speaker to meet with tax consultants

The California Society of Tax Consultants, Inland Empire Chapter plan to welcome Amy Smith of the Internal Revenue Service as the featured speaker for the group’s next meeting.

Smith is scheduled to provide an update of federal tax issues.

The meeting, which includes dinner, is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at DoubleTree Hotel Claremont, 555 W. Foothill Boulevard.

Admission will cost $30 for chapter members with timely reservations, $45 for first-time guests with reservations or $45 for others.

For reservations, call: 888-853-9670.

For information, call or email Randi Stern at 909-597-2721 or rcs225@verizon.net.

Board of Equalization chairman wants to expand tax delinquency list

Jerome E. Horton, chairman of the California Board of Equalization, announced Tuesday that he is asking Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill that would expand the public tax delinquency list.

The list currently numbers 250 individuals or companies who owe taxes to the Board of Equalization, which collects sales and use taxes, or Franchise Tax Board, which collects income taxes.

A bill, A.B. 1424, would expand the list to 500 delinquent taxpayers and would suspend top tax debtors’ occupational, professional or driver’s licenses.

The state’s annual gap between taxes owed and those actually paid is estimated to be $6.5 billion, according to the Franchise Tax Board.