Volvo, Fidelity Among the Top Tax Cheats to the City

tax_cheats.jpg "We are facing a multi-million dollar budget deficit and before we have to cut any additional city services, I want to ensure we crack down on the most egregious tax cheats," said Councilwoman and City Controller candidate Wendy Greuel today of the city's new webpage calling out 16 businesses who owe the city more than $100,000 in taxes. Volvo owes over $112,000 and Fidelity, $165,000. But that's not the worst. A handful owe over a million dollars including United Valet Parking and company called Crystal Enterprises owes over $3 million. Before publishing the list (.pdf), the city sent out letters notifying the tax cheating business that they would be published. Five of them—at a total of $2.1 million-avoided publication by entering into settlement discussions with the City Attorney's office and one is under review.