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Unpaid Taxes Could Fund Every High School Teacher in CA

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About $6.5 billion in taxes go unpaid each year in California, which could pay the salary for every high school teacher in the state, Dan Simon reported in a CBS/KCAL live report about the delinquent taxpayers list that was released last week. That list included Sinbad, Burt Reynolds and Dionne Warwick, but the man who topped it with nearly $10 million in unpaid taxes is a Northern Californian investor and landlord Winson T Lee--he admitted to Simon that he hadn't filed in ten to fifteen years and likened his delinquency to an "illness" (too much paperwork, he said). Also: Nationwide, around $300 billion in taxes go unpaid each year, which is half of the defense budget. That number is expected to grow this year.